Video: Many Canadians skipping flu shot this year

A new poll has found that four in 10 people may forgo immunization

A Langara nursing student prepares a flu shot. Photo by Liam Hill-Allan
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Produced by Liam Hill-Allan

A recent poll commissioned by London Drugs has found a statistic which some health care experts find concerning. According to the survey, four in 10 Canadians may forgo their flu shot this year. Last year, 3657 Canadians were hospitalized due to flu related issues and 223 Canadians died from influenza.

Langara college is currently offering staff and students the opportunity to be immunized for free as part of annual influenza clinics held on campus. The shots are administered by  Langara nursing students as part of a hands-on, educational experience.

Langara will be holding clinics on Nov. 5 and 12.

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