Pharmacists play a vital public health role, administering more than half of all flu shots delivered across Canada each year.
The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is working closely with governments, stakeholders and our provincial association partners to help pharmacists prepare for the 2022/2023 influenza season.
Flu season 2022/23: What Canadians are saying
50% of Canadians plan on getting the flu shot this year, down 6% from last year.
Over half of Canadians would schedule a COVID-19 booster with their flu shot.
Pharmacies continue to be the top choice for vaccination this flu season.
The results of CPhA’s annual national flu survey point to a possibly concerning decrease in flu shot demand compared to the last two years, while pharmacy continues to grow as the top location where Canadians want to get a flu shot.
Information and resources
- Canadian Immunization Guide Chapter on Influenza and Statement on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for 2022–2023 (NACI)
- Guidance on the use of influenza vaccine in the presence of COVID-19 (NACI)
- Optimising vaccination through coadministration of influenza and COVID-19 vaccines: Guidance for pharmacists (FIP)
- Answers to common questions about the flu: Use this resource to help you answer your patients’ questions about the flu shot.
- Immunize Canada — Influenza an Pneumococcal Immunization Awareness Campaign: Visit Immunize Canada’s website for a range of awareness resources to promote flu immunization, including posters, social media graphics, infographics and more.