Category Archives: The Charlton Center

Coadministration of COVID-19 Vaccines with Other Vaccines and Updates on Third Dose Eligibility in Ontario

With flu shot season just around the corner, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization’s (NACI), updated recommendations regarding the coadministration of COVID-19 vaccines with other vaccines have arrived in a timely manner. Previously, NACI had recommended that the COVID-19 vaccines … Continue reading

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Ontario’s Expanded Eligibility for Third Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

We have had many calls about the expanded list of vulnerable populations who are now eligible for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine.  Below is an excerpt of the new guidance which includes a  list of patients who are now … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Antibody Testing

We have had several questions from our patients with autoimmune diseases regarding antibody testing.  The first thing to be aware of is that there are two different antibody tests.  The initial testing that labs offered is called the Total Nucleocapsid … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Ontario’s Updated COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility

On August 17th,  Ontario updated its vaccine eligibility criteria.  Anyone turning 12 years old in 2021 can now be vaccinated, rather than having to wait until their 12th birthday.  In addition, those who are living in long-term care settings are … Continue reading

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Have you thought about quitting?

We have all felt a burden of stress during this pandemic.  For many, it has been a time to reflect on what we really value in life and the people and experiences that we have missed.  Reflecting on one’s health … Continue reading

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World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes place every year on July 28th, bringing the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. In 2021 the theme is ‘Hepatitis … Continue reading

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Infliximab Now Approved for Self Injection in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Infliximab was launched by Janssen over 20 years ago under the name Remicade.  It continues to be a biologic therapy given by infusion (IV) for many autoimmune conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis, Crohn’s, and ulcerative colitis.  In the … Continue reading

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Second Dose Imperative For Protection in Compromised Patients

We are all aware of the importance of completing both doses of Covid-19 vaccines to get the best protection.  In light of new variants, the push is on to get second doses as soon as possible.  A recent independent study … Continue reading

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Second Covid-19 Vaccine Dose Eligibility

It is very exciting to share the news that many of you with high-risk health conditions, will be eligible to receive your second dose at an earlier time. Check with your local health department about the opportunity to have your … Continue reading

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Eat Smart for Arthritis

Charlton Health is always on the lookout for great educational resources to share with our patients. We love sharing the work that the Arthritis Society does as their programming is abundant and readily accessible. Tonight the Arthritis Society is hosting … Continue reading

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