Thursday May 5, 2022 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT

7th CITF/CanCOVID Seminar Series: Research Results & Implications – COVID-19 vaccine safety

Our 7th seminar will bring together experts affiliated with the CITF to discuss vaccine safety – a topic of concern for everyone. Our presenters will report on:

  • Results of ongoing vaccine safety monitoring in Canada, in both adults and children.
  • Details about serious adverse effects in Canada, including their frequency after various vaccine doses.
  • Measures to mitigate the occurrence of serious adverse events.
  • More!


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Timothy Evans, MD, PhD
Executive Director, COVID-19 Immunity Task Force

Julie Bettinger, PhD, MPH
Professor, Vaccine Evaluation Center, Department of Pediatrics,University of British Columbia; Principal Investigator, Canadian National Vaccine Safety (CANVAS); CITF-funded researcher.

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Scott Halperin, MD
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, IWK Health Centre, Dalhousie University; Principal Investigator, CIRN; Member of the CITF Leadership Group and Chair of the CITF Vaccine Surveillance Working Party.

Karina Top, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Associate Professor, Dalhousie University; Principal Investigator, Special Immunization Clinic (SIC) Network at CIRN; and co-PI, Canadian Immunization Monitoring Program, ACTive (IMPACT) Project; CITF-funded researcher.

Jeff Kwong, MD, MSc, CCFP, FRCPC
Senior Scientist, ICES, Scientist, Public Health Ontario; Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; CITF-funded researcher.