Influenza Vaccine

Influenza the unfolding story (Part 1): Preparing for success

August 24, 2021 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zoom – Digital Delivery, Vancouver BC

Journeying through 100 years of influenza and the lessons learned along the way, including where we are at for the upcoming 2021 influenza season and the new challenges it presents.  Coming off the largest mass vaccination campaign in our history, how can we avoid complacency in the fall of 2021.  Learn about the evolution of the influenza virus, vaccine technology, human behavior through the past 100 + influenza seasons across human existence.  Learn about critical steps to ensure a successful influenza vaccination program in 2021/22.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this webinar, participants will be better able to:

  • Discuss the evolution of Influenza from 1918 to 2021
  • Evaluate the current landscape for the upcoming 2021-2022 influenza season 
  • Appreciate the burden of respiratory diseases such as Influenza and COVID-19 in both the individual and community 
  • Evaluate your practice to protect your most vulnerable patient demographics

Learning Hours

This program is non-accredited. Total learning hours is estimated at 1.0 hours.

Participants will receive a letter of participation after completion of the survey at the end of the webinar.

About the Speaker: Ajit Johal

Ajit has been providing immunizations and clinical education since 2012. As a community pharmacist, he is an accessible provider of immunizations to patients in the community. In 2018, he started an organization called, with a mission statement of "taking our best shot at immunizing the world". Through "" he has worked with numerous organizations and communities to address “vaccine hesitancy” and improve access to vaccinations. Ajit is also a clinical instructor for the University of British Columbia Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Program. At UBC he coordinates the elective course for UBC Pharmacy students in travel health and immunizations.

Registration Information

This event is complimentary to members. The fee for non-members is $50.

Registration closes an hour prior to the start of the webinar, at 5:00 PM. On the day of the webinar, you will receive a link to the webinar by email. The email will come from and could be in your junk folder.

Please Note: A BCPhA account is required to register for this event. If you do not have a login account or if you are unsure if you have a login, please fill out the Account Creation Form and a member of the BCPhA team will contact you. Accounts can be created free of charge with valid College registration.