Applied Immunization Research and Evaluation
Applied Immunization Research and Evaluation (AIRE) is a cross-cutting PHO scientific initiative that was established in 2015. It guides immunization programs and maximizes the synergies of inter-disciplinary research to deliver innovative, policy-relevant, responsive and impactful evidence that leads to improved health for all Ontarians.
Why Applied Immunization Research and Evaluation?
Vision: To maximize the benefits of immunization for the people of Ontario through applied research and training.
- We aim to be an internationally-recognized centre of excellence in applied immunization research, evaluation and training.
- We aim to maximize the health impacts of immunization through delivering, supporting and building capacity in research and evaluation throughout the public health system.
- We aim to address challenges facing the immunization system, such as the best evidence on how to promote confidence and achieve high coverage of immunization through research that includes vaccine safety and effectiveness.
AIRE is comprised of experts from a variety of disciplines within PHO. Together, these experts ensure Ontario has the best evidence to support its immunization programs.