Geographic & priority populations

COVID-19 vaccine coverage continues to be lower among pregnant people than within the general Ontario population

The 6th report from the CITF-funded Better Outcomes Registry & Network (BORN) Ontario study that has not been peer-reviewed, led by Dr. Deshayne Fell (University of Ottawa), shows that 78% of pregnant individuals in Ontario had received one or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine before or during pregnancy by the end of September 2022.

2022-11-28T16:52:52-05:00November 28, 2022|Geographic & priority populations|

Wastewater surveillance can be very effective in anticipating outbreaks of COVID-19 in shelters

A CITF-funded study published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health, from Dr. Sharon Straus (University of Toronto) and her team, shows that wastewater surveillance was an effective technique for detecting an outbreak of COVID-19 in a Toronto homeless shelter before cases were otherwise identified. This process served as an early warning signal and allowed the timely preventive screening of residents.

2022-10-03T16:13:51-04:00October 3, 2022|Geographic & priority populations|

Drivers of COVID-19 vaccine uptake and hesitancy among people experiencing homelessness in Toronto: A study protocol

In a paper published in BMJ Open, Drs. Jesse Jenkinson, Stephen Hwang (MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions, University of Toronto) and colleagues outlined their study protocol for characterizing COVID-19 vaccine uptake and hesitancy among people experiencing homelessness in Toronto.

2022-08-27T15:40:45-04:00August 27, 2022|Geographic & priority populations|

COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy is not associated with adverse birth outcomes

In a CITF-funded study published in BMJ and led by Dr. Deshayne Fell from the University of Ottawa and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, researchers explored whether COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy had an effect on preterm birth, small-for-gestational-age at birth, and stillbirth.

2022-08-29T14:29:11-04:00August 27, 2022|Geographic & priority populations|

No association between COVID-19 vaccination status and health issues in pregnancy: Canadian National Vaccine Safety (CANVAS) Network study

A CITF-funded study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, from the Canadian National Vaccine Safety (CANVAS) Network, led by Drs. Julie Bettinger and Manish Sadarangani (University of British Columbia/British Columbia Children's Hospital Research Institute.

2022-08-15T14:43:29-04:00August 15, 2022|Geographic & priority populations|

Studying COVID-19 infections in people experiencing homelessness in Toronto

In a paper published in BMJ Open, Dr. Stephan Hwang (MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto) and colleagues developed a study protocol documenting the CITF-funded Ku-gaa-gii pimitizi-win study (formerly known as the COVENANT study), which aims to estimate the prevalence and incidence of COVID-19 infection among people experiencing homelessness in Canada.

2022-08-16T09:29:36-04:00August 12, 2022|Geographic & priority populations|

High COVID-19 vaccine coverage for people experiencing homelessness in Toronto

A manuscript from a CITF-funded study, published in Vaccines, CITF-funded researcher Dr. Stephen Hwang (MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto) and colleagues found that vaccine uptake among people experiencing homelessness in Toronto was high, with 80.4% of the 736 study participants having received at least one dose by summer 2021, and 63.6% having received two or more doses.

2022-08-15T14:45:45-04:00August 12, 2022|Geographic & priority populations|
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