December 4, 2017 – One in three Canadians will get shingles in their lifetime, but with new technologies in prevention, that number could decrease substantially, particularly as provinces implement preventative adult immunization programs and include vaccines as part of our provincially funded healthcare plan.
Many CARP members have already experienced the agony of shingles, or know someone who has gone through it. Recent breakthroughs in adult vaccination may prevent this trend from continuing.
Meet our Expert Panel:
André Picard: is a health reporter and columnist at The Globe and Mail, where he has been a staff writer since 1987. He is also the author of three bestselling books.
Dr. Mona Sabharwal: is a pharmacist and the Vice President, Industry and Regulatory Affairs at Rexall. She is also a Director at Kidney Cancer Canada.
Dr. Iris Gorfinkel: is a Family Physician, Principal Investigator and External Peer Review contributor for the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Anne Van Burek: is a patient of Dr. Gorfinkle and is dealing with the after-effects of shingles.
Marissa Semkiw: is the Director of Policy at CARP and host of The Zoomer on VisionTV. Ms. Semkiw will moderate our panel.