Advocacy amid COVID-19
Asthma Canada has continued to offer our community timely and informed education about asthma and COVID-19, as there are new aspects of asthma management to consider during this time.
Letter: Mask Up for Someone You Love
As members of the COVID-19 Respiratory Roundtable, Asthma Canada signed a joint letter urging Canadians to continue wearing a mask indoors, especially in poorly ventilated areas and when physical distancing may not be possible or proves challenging.
Read the letter (April 2022)
Advocating for a third shot for Canadians with lung conditions
Alongside other health organizations, Asthma Canada urged all provinces and territories in Canada to implement NACI’s recommendations for third dose of COVID-19 vaccine for moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals—like those with Severe Asthma—as quickly, clearly, and effectively as possible.
Read the letter (November 4, 2021)
As part of the Canadian Thoracic Society’s COVID-19 Respiratory Roundtable panel representing Canadians living with lung disease, Asthma Canada signed a joint statement titled Prioritization of Canadians with Lung Disease in COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout.
Read the full statement English | French (January 2021)
Asthma Canada Access to Health Care amid COVID-19
In March 2021, we reached out to our community with an invitation to share their experience of accessing health care during the pandemic.
September Asthma Peak amid COVID-19
Back-to-school season presented new challenges for parents, caregivers and children returning to the classroom. Safety measures including masks, physical distancing and increased cleaning impact the way schools operate and how we keep our community safe.