Geographic & priority populations

Among non-vaccinated individuals, South Asians in Canada have an increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection, hospitalization, and death compared to non-South Asians

A CITF-funded study, published as a preprint and not yet peer-reviewed, aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines among South Asians in Ontario compared to non-South Asians. The researchers also assessed the odds of symptomatic COVID-19 infection and related hospitalizations and deaths among non-vaccinated South Asians and non-South Asians.

2024-01-15T12:24:41-05:00January 12, 2024|Geographic & priority populations|

Using social media as a source of COVID-19 vaccine information associated with lower rates of vaccine uptake in people who use drugs

A CITF-funded study, published in Scientific Reports, found that only 48% of people who use drugs (PWUD) had received at least two SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses at baseline in September 2021, much lower than in the general population (70%) in British Columbia at that time.

2023-10-27T10:48:51-04:00October 27, 2023|Geographic & priority populations|

Third COVID-19 vaccine dose during pregnancy does not pose any significant risk to pregnant individuals or their newborns

A CITF-funded study, published in BMJ Medicine, reported that pregnant individuals who received a third COVID-19 vaccine dose (first booster dose) during pregnancy had no increased risk of adverse pregnancy, fetal, and neonatal outcomes compared to those who did not receive a third dose. This study was led by Dr. Deshayne Fell (University of Ottawa and CHEO Research Institute).

2023-07-31T16:56:31-04:00July 21, 2023|Geographic & priority populations|
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