Category Archives: The Charlton Center

Influenza Vaccine Distribution

We have received many calls with concern that their community pharmacy has already run out of the influenza vaccine.  I want to reassure you that although  there was a preliminary distribution of influenza vaccine around October 7-9th from public health, the actual … Continue reading

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When can a person on rituximab receive the flu shot?

Question: When can a person on rituximab receive the flu shot? Answer: Let me first speak about our biologic treatments for autoimmune conditions in general, where it is fine to get the flu shot as it is not a ‘live’ … Continue reading

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Importance of Blood Monitoring

We are often asked if it is necessary to have ongoing blood work while on disease modifying treatments for autoimmune conditions.  Blood work is one part of understanding how well your condition is being managed, as well as watching for … Continue reading

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ReBlog: Community Based Resources for Adults with Arthritis

In honour of Arthritis Awareness Month, we thought we would share one of our most popular past blogs on arthritis. In April 2019, we brought you this list of helpful resources. If you didn’t see it then, we hope you … Continue reading

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When is the flu shot coming?

As we have seen in Australia, there is a definite expectation that Canadians will want to be protected against any vaccine preventable infection possible, including influenza. It is known that getting influenza changes the airway lining, increasing the risk of also … Continue reading

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September is Arthritis Awareness Month

Did you know 1 in 5 Canadians live with Arthritis? Charlton Health would like to recognize September as Arthritis Awareness Month. The Arthritis Society has posted several ways for us to be involved, including information sessions, an online concert, and … Continue reading

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Do you continue methotrexate while on biologics?

This week we’re bringing you the another question submitted by our one of our clients and social media followers! If you have a question you’d like to submit, please email us here. Question: I am currently taking methotrexate for my rheumatoid arthritis. … Continue reading

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Can I have the Shingrix vaccine while on Prolia?

This week we’re bringing you the another question submitted by our one of our clients and social media followers! If you have a question you’d like to submit, please email us here. Question: Can I have the Shingrix vaccine while on Prolia? … Continue reading

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How do we know when we achieve remission?

This week we’re bringing you the another question submitted by our one of our clients and social media followers! If you have a question you’d like to submit, please email us here. Question: How do we know when we achieve pharmaceutical remission? … Continue reading

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Is it safe to have the Shingles vaccine if you are on Prolia?

This week we’re bringing you the another question submitted by our one of our clients and social media followers! If you have a question you’d like to submit, please email us here. Question: Is it safe to have the Shingles vaccine if … Continue reading

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