April 6, 2020
Several preventable diseases can cause serious illness and even death in Toronto's unvaccinated seniors. Across Canada and the U.S. it is estimated that 45,000 adults die annually from complications due to vaccine-preventable diseases.
With cold and flu season just around the corner, the topic of immunizations, or vaccinations, comes to mind. Seniors and the elderly often have a more difficult time during flu and cold season for various reasons; chronic conditions, compromised immune systems, and just aging immune systems all play a part in increasing a seniors risk of contracting colds, the flu, or pneumonia during the fall, winter, and even spring months.