eFit – HCP: Vaccinations

Aug 27, 2019

Vaccines are safe and protect you and those around you from vaccine-preventable diseases. For older adults the protection from previous vaccination can decrease for some diseases. Getting another dose (called a booster) can increase immunity to provide the best protection.

Some adults may have missed one or more of their vaccines when they were a child. They may need to catch up and get these vaccines now. There are diseases that are more common in adults, even healthy adults.

We are identifying and evaluating the resources for this area and encourage you to check back. If you have a suggestion for a resource appropriate to this topic, we welcome you to email our content manager at dickinsp@providencecare.ca and provide us with some information about the resource.

Adult Immunization: What Vaccines Do You Need? (Immunize Canada):
Information Sheet

Reading List: Vaccinations & Older Adults

A Review of the Literature of High Dose Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for Adults 65 Years and Older (Government of Canada):
Advisory Committee Statement

Please check back to this page for upcoming developments in our online learning for Health Care Professionals on this topic.

View CSAH Courses for HCP: Caring for the Older Adult

This series of courses provides a foundation for understanding, recognizing, assessing and managing health care concerns in the older adult.  Each Lesson includes short narrated modules that focus on these four themes.

View HCP Continuous Learning

We share aging-related courses and archived content offered by other leaders in the field of geriatric care.