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PHO Grand Rounds: Highlights from the 2017 Ontario Vaccine Safety Report
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave. Suite 300 Toronto ON M5G 1V2
Infectious Diseases:Immunization
City: Toronto
Type: PHO Grand Rounds
Format: In Person; Webinar

Please note: This is an open invitation and may be forwarded to interested parties.

Since 2013, Public Health Ontario (PHO) produced annual reports on vaccine safety to facilitate ongoing assessment of adverse events following immunization (AEFIs) and to support communication about vaccine safety in Ontario. In 2017, PHO launched the Vaccine Safety Surveillance tool, an interactive online tool allowing users to explore, manipulate and download vaccine safety data. This session will provide an overview of the updated interactive Vaccine Safety Surveillance tool and highlights from the Report on Vaccine Safety Surveillance in Ontario 2017, including surveillance trends in 2017 compared to previous years and a summary of serious and medically important AEFIs. 

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the process and importance of vaccine safety surveillance in Ontario;
  • Summarize adverse events reported in Ontario following administration of vaccines in 2017;
  • Recall the value of the Vaccine Safety Surveillance tool in being able to readily access local and provincial vaccine safety data.

Presenters: Dr. Michelle Murti and Gillian Lim

Dr. Michelle Murti is a Public Health Physician in Communicable Diseases, Emergency Preparedness and Response, and the Physician Lead for vaccine safety at PHO.

Gillian Lim is an Epidemiologist Lead in the Immunization and Vaccine Preventable Diseases team at Public Health Ontario.  Prior to joining PHO in 2009, she worked at the Public Health Agency of Canada and Canadian Institute for Health Information. 

Please note that you will receive details on how to join the webinar after registering for this event.
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