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PHO Grand Rounds: What’s New This Year: Highlights from the 2018 Ontario Vaccine Safety Report

Public Health Ontario (PHO) has produced the Annual Report on Vaccine Safety since 2013 to facilitate ongoing assessment of adverse events following immunization (AEFIs) and to support communication about vaccine safety in Ontario. This session provides an overview of highlights from the 2018 report on vaccine safety surveillance in Ontario, with a focus on new analyses. It further describes enhancements to the interactive vaccine safety surveillance tool, such as the provision of more Public Health Unit (PHU) level data, in addition to introducing a new vaccine safety resource at PHO.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the process and importance of vaccine safety surveillance in Ontario
  • Explain the approach that PHO takes when collaborating with PHUs in the evaluation of vaccine safety products
  • Summarize adverse events reported in Ontario following the administration of vaccines in 2018
  • Review new and enhanced vaccine safety resources currently available at PHO

Présentateur(s): Whitley Meyer and Gillian Lim

Whitley Meyer is a Nurse Consultant in the Immunization and Vaccine Preventable Diseases team at PHO.

Gillian Lim is an Epidemiologist Lead in the Immunization and Vaccine Preventable Diseases team at PHO.


PHO Rounds are a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). In order to receive written documentation for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, please check “Yes” beside the question “Do you require CME credits?” on the registration form.

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Affiliate Members may count RCPSC credits toward their Mainpro+ credit requirements. All other CFPC members may claim up to 50 Certified credits per cycle for participation in RCPSC MOC Section 1 accredited activities.

PHO Grand Rounds are also approved by the Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI).

For more information or for a record of registration for other Continuing Education purposes, please contact events@oahpp.ca


Public Health Ontario is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact 647-260-7100 or events@oahpp.ca.

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Mis à jour le 20 nov. 2019