Vaccine fatigue a concern for P.E.I. Pharmacists Association – CBC

No charge for flu or COVID vaccines at pharmacies

Oct 20, 2022

With Islanders being urged to both get a flu shot and keep their COVID-19 vaccines up to date, the P.E.I. Pharmacists Association is hoping people will still be ready to turn up to keep both diseases at bay.

“A lot of people are kind of getting vaccine fatigue. I hope that doesn’t result in people avoiding getting their flu shot,” said association executive director Erin MacKenzie.

“Not getting the vaccine, you are missing out on an important tool to try to prevent influenza.”

Vaccines and public health measures last fall and winter virtually eliminated the flu season, said MacKenzie. With public health measures such as masking and social distancing not so much in place this year vaccines are that much more important.

Early indications are this flu season could be a bad one.

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