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Outbreaks of pertussis, or whooping cough, have emerged globally and within Ontario. Evidence suggests the acellular pertussis vaccine immunity wanes over time. This session will discuss results from a recently published PHO/ICES study evaluating pertussis vaccine effectiveness in Ontario, including waning of immunity and whole cell vaccine priming. The discussion will focus on the potential public health responses to improve control of pertussis in Canada.
Presenter: Dr. Kevin Schwartz
Dr. Schwartz is a paediatrician and infectious disease consultant in Toronto. He has recently joined PHO as an IPAC and antimicrobial stewardship physician.
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