The Importance of Pediatric Vaccination
Moderator: Timothy Evans, MD, PhD, Executive Director, COVID‑19 Immunity Task Force
- Jim Kellner, MD, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist, Professor, Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Member, CITF Leadership Group, Leader, CITF Pediatric Network
- Jonathon Maguire, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, Scientist, MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital, Pediatrician, Department of Pediatrics, St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto
- Manish Sadarangani, BM, BCh, DPhil, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Director, Vaccine Evaluation Center, BC Children’s Hospital
- Kate Zinszer, PhD, Assistant Professor, l’École de santé publique, Université de Montréal, Researcher, Centre for Public Health Research
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) estimates that immunization has saved more lives in Canada in the last 50 years than any other health intervention. Yet, understandably, parents have concerns when new pediatric vaccines are introduced.
We invite you to join us for this seminar that will address:
- how vaccines and infection work in a child’s immune system;
- recent estimates of seroprevalence among children;
- why COVID‑19 can be serious for children, even if infected with the Omicron variant; and
- vaccine safety among children.