Canadian company launches nationwide Flu shot locator ahead of severe Flu season

Making sure Canadians can find and get the Influenza vaccine is Toronto-based company EMPOWER health - it has launched a unique website called  Leveraging its national healthcare system navigation technology infrastructure and real-time reporting, will help Canadians Locate available Flu shots in their communities.

Already, healthcare professionals are advising Canadians to "get the flu shot!"  In what has already been a record setting year for sickness around the World, infectious disease experts are warning of the potential for what some are calling a "Twindemic" - a swell of people becoming ill as influenza and COVID-19 circulate at the same time.

In anticipation of increased demand, the Government of Canada together with the provinces and territories have collectively ordered 22 percent more doses of the Influenza vaccine (13.7 million) than last year.  But that might not be enough - as the influenza season comes to an end in Australia, officials there are reporting a 35-percent jump in vaccinations.

The website will be the go-to online resource for Canadians, Pharmacists, Primary Care Physicians and all other healthcare professionals across this country:

  • Up-to-date local Flu shot options (drive-thru clinics, pharmacies, public health clinics, primary care practices, physician housecalls, etc)
  • Flu shot availability email notifications
  • Real-time Flu shot inventory awareness
  • Online Flu shot appointment booking
  • Automated Flu shot inventory management
  • Pre-Flu shot patient engagement (appointment reminders, paperless registration & consent)
  • Post-Flu shot patient engagement (notification of family doctor, reporting of adverse reactions)
  • And much more!
Since 2012, EMPOWER health has been on a mission to help all Canadians navigate the healthcare system and access all health services.  The Canadian enterprise and digital innovator launched its first website and mobile apps in the summer of 2012 to help patients easily see up-to-date information about local healthcare options; focusing on providing accurate hours of operations, holiday hours, listings of family doctors accepting new patients, languages spoken, and other useful information about medical clinics, pharmacies and hospitals across Canada (  The focus is also on online appointment booking & wait-times for walk-in clinics, pharmacies, and family doctor offices. In 2015, the online appointment booking initiative now known as was launched to support access to influenza vaccines by allowing individuals to schedule their influenza immunization at a pharmacy, walk-in clinic, family doctor's offices, and public health clinics.

Click the link for peace of mind this Flu season.

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