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PHO Grand Rounds: National Immunization Awareness Week: Celebrating the success of Ontario’s rotavirus immunization program
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: Public Health Ontario. 661 University Avenue. 17th floor. Boardroom 17-53
Infectious Diseases; Laboratory Testing and Sciences; Research and Collaboration
City: Toronto
Type: PHO Grand Rounds
Format: In Person; Webinar
Please join us to celebrate National Immunization Awareness Week through a presentation and discussion on one of immunization’s most recent successes: the introduction of infant rotavirus vaccines, and subsequent decrease in disease burden.
The province of Ontario introduced a publicly-funded infant rotavirus immunization program in August 2011.
This presentation will review recent Canadian studies describing:
  • the safety of rotavirus vaccine
  • the success of Ontario’s rotavirus immunization program in reducing healthcare utilization for acute gastroenteritis
  • factors associated with the uptake of rotavirus vaccine in Ontario

Presenters: Dr. Shelley Deeks and Dr. Sarah Wilson

Shelley Deeks is the medical director of Communicable Disease Emergency Preparedness and Response (CDEPR) and a member of Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization. She is an associate professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
Sarah Wilson is a medical epidemiologist within the IVPD team at PHO. She is also an assistant professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and an adjunct scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.
Please note that you will receive details on how to join the webinar after registering for this event.
Public Health Ontario Rounds are approved for continuing medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. PHO Grand Rounds are also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI). For more information, contact
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