In December, I wrote about my involvement with Healthy Debate as a member of their Citizen Advisory Council. I have been thinking a lot about the media and public health campaign surrounding the influenza vaccination, particularly here in Alberta.
I wrote this piece Much ado about the flu vaccine for Healthy Debate’s opinion column. Kudos to my editors for considering the ‘patient’ perspective and publishing it…that’s walking the walk of engaging patients (and not just talking about it).
Of note: this is a moot point here in Alberta – the ‘flu clinics are closed, and our health authority has run out of vaccine. Perhaps the public will be more engaged when they are planning next year’s campaign?