University of Alberta

Two studies to determine the impact of COVID-19 vaccines in residents of long-term care facilities in BC and Alberta

Residents of long-term care facilities are at increased risk for serious outcomes of COVID-19. As vaccines are now being offered to this priority population, the Government of Canada is investing over $2 million through Canada's COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) for two studies in British Columbia (BC) and Alberta which will investigate how the [...]

2021-02-26T10:25:38-05:00February 10, 2021|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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