Staying Healthy: RSV and Other Respiratory Viruses

The Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) is pleased to invite you to a national webinar, Staying Healthy: RSV and Other Respiratory Viruses. You may know a lot about COVID-19, influenza, and pneumonia, but what about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)? This informative and interactive webinar will provide an overview of respiratory viruses of concern to seniors, with a focus on RSV: what it is, who is at risk, how to best protect yourself and the status of public funding of the now available RSV vaccine.

DATE: Thursday, February 15th 2024


  • 10:00 AM Pacific
  • 11:00 AM Mountain
  • 12:00 PM Central
  • 1:00 PM Eastern
  • 2:00 PM Atlantic
  • 2:30 PM NFLD

Join expert Dr. Christine Palmay, MD, CCFP Family Practitioner and Bill VanGorder, Chief Advocacy and Education Officer, CARP. The hour-long webinar will include a presentation by Dr. Palmay followed by a Q&A with webinar attendees.

Dr. Christine Palmay graduated from the Western University Schulich School of Medicine in 2006 and completed her residency at the University of Toronto in 2008. She currently manages a busy family medical practice in midtown Toronto.  She has been listed in NOW magazine’s Best of List and was honoured by the Federation Medical Women of Canada with their 2016 National Reproductive Health Award. She speaks and writes regularly on topics such as immunization and contraception and has a passion for public education.

To register please click here and feel free to forward this message to any of your friends and family that you feel would benefit from this informative session.

You don’t need to be a CARP member to register but if you are reading this and are not already a member please consider joining today at and help support Canada’s largest organization that advocates for Canadians as we age.


Unable to join us live? Everyone who registers will be sent a Youtube link to watch a replay of the webinar.

Topics we’ll be discussing:

  • What respiratory viruses should seniors know about?
  • If I’m healthy, do I need to worry about getting a seasonal virus?
  • What is RSV and why am I hearing more about it this year?
  • Who is particularly at risk for severe impacts of RSV?
  • How can I stay healthy and avoid seasonal respiratory viruses?
  • What is the latest update on the new RSV vaccine available in Canada?


We look forward to seeing you there!