I know the flu vaccine doesn't fully protect me or my family from getting the flu. It is just one of the many strategies that I use during flu season to keep us healthy like frequent hand washing, adequate rest and a balanced diet. Vaccination decisions are a touchy subject for many people, so here's a snapshot of recent research..
Titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en environnement et communication des risques pour la santé
Michelle Driedger est experte-conseil auprès du site EvidenceNetwork.ca. Elle est professeure au département des sciences de la santé communautaire de l’Université du Manitoba, affilié à l’École de médecine de la Faculté des sciences de la santé. Elle est titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en environnement et communication des risques pour la santé.
I regularly get the flu shot and I vaccinate my children too. But every so often, I question these decisions, particularly when I come across words that are new to me, like "live attenuated vaccine" or a new vaccine delivery type, such as nasal mist instead of the usual needle. This happened to me this week while deciding whether to get the annual flu shot or not.
11/13/2014 08:42 EST
Providing effective communication is critical to ensuring health care workers feel informed and safe at work. Nursing union representatives have clearly expressed that nurses do not feel prepared for Ebola in their hospitals. Media stories have documented how personal protective equipment and training for front line health workers hasn't been available in all hospital locations across the country.
11/11/2014 05:04 EST
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