Ontario Making Shingles Vaccine Free for Seniors

ONTARIO MAKING SHINGLES VACCINE FREE for SENIORS 65 to 70

Ontario is the first jurisdiction in Canada to provide the shingles vaccine free of charge, saving eligible seniors approximately $170 and helping them stay healthy.

Starting today (on September 15, 2016), the shingles vaccine will be available across the province for people 65 to 70 years of age. The government is investing $68 million over three years in order to publicly fund the vaccine, which will reduce the likelihood of Ontario seniors developing the painful infection, and reduce visits to emergency rooms and hospitals.

See the full news release here for complete details.

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Ross Knechtel

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