Flu shot locator
Government of Canada flu facts
Government of Ontario flu facts
Vaccination rates in Canada
Motherisk – find information about medication safety during pregnancy here (from SickKids)
Telehealth – for Ontario residents to speak with a Registered Nurse 24 hours a day
Find a Standard First AID/CPR course

Flu shot locator
CDC flu facts
CDC Reports About 90 Percent of Children Who Died From the Flu This Season Not Vaccinated (2013)
Find a CPR/First Aid course

Breakdown of flu shot ingredients (Wired)
37 lab confirmed influenza cases in Alberta in 2016 before vaccine available
How do vaccines work?
PBS: What is Herd Immunity?
IFLScience: Flu vaccine efficacy and the importance of herd immunity
Flu shot myths
IFLScience: A letter from the parent of a child with a compromised immune system
CDC Urges Americans to Get a Flu Shot as Soon as Possible
Trust Your Pediatrician
Scary Mommy: Opinion piece advising in favour of the flu vaccine
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi gets his flu shot (2015)

Hospitalization for Influenza A Versus B
Canadian Immunization Guide Chapter on Influenza and Statement on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for 2016-2017
A mathematical model for the absorption and metabolism of formaldehyde vapour by humans
The vaccination coverage required to establish herd immunity against influenza viruses

100 Days After Jaya
Everything Doesn’t Happen For A Reason
Still Standing Magazine – articles for parents who have lost their babies and children
Sheryl Sandberg on the loss of her husband
Response to Person Grieving For Friend Might Be Best Internet Comment of All Time (their title, probably not far off)

Fact Sheet PDF – CANADA
Fact Sheet PDF – USA
Flu Shot Logo – Border
Flu Shot Logo – No Border


This isn’t an exhaustive list, but here’s a selection that we’ve read and found valuable in our own home, with book descriptions and links to purchase in Canada and the US. I hope that if you find yourself needing to discuss death with children that some of these might help you.