Latest news from Food Allergy Canada – March 2018

Read the latest update about the EpiPen® and EpiPen® Jr auto-injector supply interruption. Plus, apply now for the Pryde Family Travel Grant (which closes this month!) and the Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award, the winners could be awarded $500-$1,000.

Spring Break and Easter are both coming up this month so check out the tips we have for you below.

Latest update: EpiPen® and EpiPen® Jr auto-injector supply interruption

Pfizer Canada has provided an update on the EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. auto-injector supply interruptions. Please see their notice below.

From Pfizer Canada, as of March 8, 2018:

Thank you for your patience throughout the EpiPen supply interruption. Pfizer Canada is pleased to announce that inventory of EpiPen 0.3 mg auto-injectors and EpiPen 0.15 mg (Jr strength) to replenish the Canadian market has been shipped. Pharmacies across the country will have access to supply by March 9, 2018. We continue to work towards ensuring consistent supply of both EpiPen 0.15 mg and EpiPen 0.3 mg, with additional stock expected to be released in upcoming weeks.

For further information or questions, please contact Pfizer Canada directly at 1- 877-EPIPEN1 (1-877-374-7361).

Spring Break tips

Many of your kids will be on Spring Break this month. Here are a few tips that you may find helpful if you plan on travelling:

If your child is going to a day camp, here are some helpful reminders and tips when using childcare centres.

The Pryde Family Travel Grant and the Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award

Enter to win our grants/awards this year. Learn about them below and please share the details with anyone who may qualify!

Hurry, the deadline is fast approaching: The Pryde Family Travel Grant

For graduate students, medical students, and health care professionals with an interest in food allergy/anaphylaxis. The Pryde Family Travel Grant offers two grants valued at $500 each to help cover the costs for attending an academic program or event related to food allergies. Deadline to apply is March 23, 2018.

The Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award

For students entering their first year or continuing their studies at a post-secondary institution. The Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award offers two awards of $1,000 each to help cover the costs of schooling. Applicants do not need to have food allergies to be eligible for the award. Learn more and apply by June 22, 2018.

Easter tips

With Easter coming up, you may be planning a few family get togethers. Be sure to review our holidays with family page, where we provide 5 tips on helping you make holidays easier to manage.

You can also review our tips for holding an allergy-friendly Easter egg hunt.

Happy Easter!