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PHO Rounds: Influenza and influenza vaccine update
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 661 University Ave, 17th Floor Toronto, ON M5G 1M1 Boardroom 17-53
Infectious Diseases; Learning and development; Research and Collaboration
City: Toronto
Type: PHO Rounds
Format: In Person; Webinar

Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.

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 2015/2016 season
  • 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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