Healthcare workers

Delaying second dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine produces stronger immune response

The first peer-reviewed study in North America examining the timing between the first and second doses of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines shows that a longer dose interval leads to a stronger immune response. The study is funded by the Government of Canada through its COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF). Principal investigator Dr. Brian Grunau, Assistant [...]

2021-12-01T09:55:31-05:00December 1, 2021|Healthcare workers, Media Releases|

Two studies will help determine whether health care workers in Canada are at higher risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2

Preliminary, non-peer reviewed results suggest that in phase 1 of a study on healthcare workers led by Dr. Nicola Cherry at the University of Alberta, rates of infection were higher in physicians than in other HCWs and higher in Quebec physicians than among physicians in Alberta.

2021-02-25T17:12:12-05:00November 26, 2020|Healthcare workers, Media Releases|
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