Seroprevalence studies

Latest Canadian Blood Services data show improvements in vaccine uptake and equity in vaccine coverage

The month of June saw many Canadians rolling up their sleeves for a COVID-19 vaccine. The latest results from the Canadian Blood Services’ serosurvey reflect this, with vaccine-induced seroprevalence soaring to 86% across Canada (excluding the Territories and Quebec), up from 60% the month prior. Most importantly, the gap in vaccine coverage among socioeconomic [...]

2021-09-07T16:28:32-04:00September 7, 2021|Seroprevalence studies|

Interim results unveil Vancouver public school staff are not at higher risk of COVID-19 infection with mitigation measures that are in place

Drs. Pascal Lavoie and Louise C. Mâsse and their team at the University of British Columbia have released interim results, soon to be submitted for peer-review, suggesting that school staff are not at increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection at school, compared to in the community.

2022-05-03T11:33:49-04:00June 22, 2021|Seroprevalence studies|

Explore the latest seroprevalence results in Canada via SeroTracker

SeroTracker is an online tool that tracks and visualizes global COVID-19 serology testing data – testing that examines blood samples for antibodies that indicate a person has been exposed to the novel coronavirus. SeroTracker was initiated in early April 2020 to serve the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force’s need for global serological testing data as [...]

2021-05-11T17:31:43-04:00May 11, 2021|Seroprevalence studies|

Latest Canadian findings point to widening inequalities in the fight against COVID-19

Serosurveillance survey shows SARS-CoV-2 infections growing much faster in poorer neighbourhoods and amongst racialized populations Results from the latest Canadian Blood Services/COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) collaborative nine-province seroprevalence study confirm that the pandemic is increasingly affecting poorer neighbourhoods and racialized populations. The inequalities in risk in getting COVID-19 were identified early in the pandemic [...]

2021-04-22T08:53:01-04:00April 20, 2021|Seroprevalence studies|
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