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Canadian Flu Update 2010

Canadian Flu Update 2010

02 November 2010 by Scott Gavura

We’re entering flu (influenza) season in North American and the annual vaccination campaigns have started. Here in Canada we’re fortunate to have a health system that covers the cost of immunizations for residents. In Ontario, where I’m located, the province funds a universal immunization program: everyone is eligible for a free flu shot. Here’s some […]

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Posted in Canada, Health, Health Policy, Ontario, Vaccines4 Comments

What’s in Your Newspaper?

28 November 2009 by Ethan Clow

Poor journalism drives me up the wall. As a Vancouverite I’m often left speechless at the level of journalistic integrity I encounter in my city and province. For those of you who are wondering journalistic integrity basically amounts to doing due diligence on the facts. Reporting on issues that of importance to the reader and […]

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Using Facebook’s Powers for Good Part 2

Using Facebook’s Powers for Good Part 2

28 October 2009 by Kim Hebert

Shortly after creating a Facebook group that dared to not freak out about vaccinations, we knew that it was only a matter of time before someone came knocking demanding to know “Why aren’t you freaking out about vaccinations? Haven’t you read this?” A statement preceded by a series of sources that we obviously have not […]

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Using Facebook’s powers for good

22 October 2009 by Kim Hebert

Last week I saw some people in my Facebook feed updating their statuses (and others commenting on them) with things like “I’m not getting the H1N1 vaccine because it’s untested!!!” or “I don’t know if I should take my kids into get the H1N1 vaccine” or “the last flu shot made me sick, so I’m […]

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H1N1 Oops?

17 October 2009 by Kim Hebert

An article over at Science-Based Medicine (an American medical blog) by Mark Crislip alerted me to a Mexican study relevant to H1N1 vaccinations in Canada. This latest study (and it’s published, too — imagine that) demonstrates no link between seasonal flu vaccines and the H1N1 vaccine. In fact the study showed a small protection effect […]

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