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This presentation will highlight key findings from a PHO report on provincial immunization coverage that will be released to Ontario public health units in August 2014.
The report marks an important milestone: it represents the final immunization coverage report using data derived from the Immunization Records Information System (IRIS), which has been in place since 1992.
In this presentation, provincial coverage estimates for Ontario’s publicly funded immunization programs will be reviewed for school-aged students and described in relation to both recent provincial trends and to national coverage targets. Information on immunization exemptions will also be presented.
We will conclude with a discussion of strengths, challenges, and potential opportunities for immunization coverage assessment in Ontario.
Presenters: Jill Fediurek and Dr. Sarah Wilson
Jill Fediurek is the manager of the Immunization and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (IVPD) team at PHO. She is a registered nurse with a certification in community health nursing and has a master of public health.
Dr. Sarah Wilson is a public health physician who works as a medical epidemiologist in the IVPD team at PHO. She is also an assistant professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
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