eFit for Individuals & Caregivers: Vaccinations

Vaccinations are shots (injections with a needle) that prevent serious illnesses. When vaccinated against an illness, also called immunized, people become protected from (immune to) it. Some immunity from vaccines lasts a lifetime and some require helper or booster shots to keep immunity. For this reason, vaccinations are important for people at all ages to provide long-lasting and effective protection against life-threatening illnesses. Vaccines are especially important for older adults since the immune system weakens with age, making it more difficult for the body to fight infection.

Influenza: Prevention in Seniors [PDF] (Source: Immunize Canada)

5 Things You Need to Know about Shingles ( National Institute on Aging ):
Adults need Vaccines ( Immunize Canada ):
AVOID Frailty: How Vaccinations and Optimizing Medications Can Reduce Risk ( Sagelink ):
Webinar recording
Handout PDF
Frequently Asked Vaccination Questions
( Canadian Frailty Network ):
Ontario Publicly funded Shingles (herpes Zoster) Immunization Program: Shingrix® Vaccine Information for Patients (Ontario Ministry of Health)
Handout PDF
Questions & Answers About Adult Immunization
( Immunize Canada ):
Recommended Immunizations for Canada’s Seniors ( Comfort Keepers ):
Vaccine Safety for Adults ( Public Health Agency of Canada ):
What to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine ( Canadian Frailty Network ):
The Canadian Frailty Network answers questions about the COVID-19 vaccine in this infographic