COVID-19 and 2SLGBTQ+ communities

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities faced by many populations, including the Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, non-binary, and sexual minority (2SLGBTQ+) communities.

Seroprevalence and COVID-19 vaccination among correctional workers in Quebec

A CITF-funded study published in Frontiers in Public Health and led by Dr. Nadine Kronfli (McGill University Health Centre) showed that correctional officers were most likely to have acquired SARS-CoV-2 but least likely to be vaccinated when compared to all other correctional workers, underscoring the importance of addressing both occupational risks and COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy to mitigate future outbreaks in the provincial prisons in Quebec.

Study confirms risk of myocarditis/pericarditis after a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine is rare

A paper by Drs. Naveed Janjua and Zaeema Naveed (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control), and CITF-funded researchers from the Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN), including Dr. Jeff Kwong (University of Toronto), published a paper in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that evaluated the odds of developing myocarditis or pericarditis as a result of receiving two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccines against COVID-19.

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