We’ve all stepped up to protect ourselves and our families from COVID-19 through vaccination. Let's make sure we’re doing the same with other illnesses by ensuring we’re keeping up with our routine vaccinations to avoid a preventable secondary public health crisis.
Community pharmacists across the country have administered over 10 million COVID-19 vaccines. Beyond COVID-19, close to six million Canadians count on their local pharmacist for their flu shot each year.
1 in 4 adults has missed or is unsure if they have missed a routine vaccination for themself or their child. These vaccines help protect children and adults from illnesses like: HPV, shingles, and pneumonia.
In fact, they already administer critical and potentially life-saving vaccinations, like the flu shot, and COVID-19 vaccines, across the country.
Almost 70% of Canadians support routine vaccinations being made available at pharmacies
70% of delayed or missed vaccinations could have been avoided by improving access to routine vaccines
95% of Canadians live within five kilometres of a pharmacy
For more information on routine vaccines and when you may be eligible, visit the Government of Ontario's Routine Immunization Schedule.