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The World Health Organization
has referred to the influenza virus as “sloppy, capricious, and promiscuous”,
resulting in highly variable influenza seasons and highlighting the difficulty
in developing effective vaccines. This session will:
- provide an epidemiologic and virologic summary of the
- review the influenza vaccines available under Ontario’s
Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) for the 2016/2017 season,
including a review of the issues related to the effectiveness of the live
attenuated intranasal influenza vaccine, and
- discuss changes in laboratory testing processes
for the 2016/2017 season
Presenters: Dr. Bryna Warshawsky, Dr. Jonathan Gubbay and Anne Winter
Dr. Bryna Warshawsky is a Public Health Physician at Public Health Ontario.
Dr. Jonathan Gubbay is a Medical Microbiologist at Public Health Ontario.
Anne Winter is an Epidemiologist Specialist at Public Health Ontario.
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