Joint Immunize Canada and CANVax Webinar Series
We collaborated with Immunize Canada to host a joint webinar series on the theme of “Immunizations during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.”
The objectives of this joint webinar series are:
- To understand the importance of maintaining recommended immunizations throughout the life course during a pandemic,
- To identify best practices and strategies for safely coordinating and delivering immunization programs during a pandemic, and
To describe the impact of immunizations during a pandemic.
The goal of these webinars is to inform frontline health professionals on best practices and strategies for safely coordinating and delivering recommended vaccines and to discuss the importance of maintaining immunizations throughout the life course during the pandemic.
Webinar recordings are posted on this page and on Immunize Canada’s YouTube page.
CANVax hosted these webinars on behalf of our partner, Immunize Canada. This joint webinar series is solely owned and managed by Immunize Canada and has been made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Merck Canada and Pfizer Canada. All financial support (including educational grants) is used to cover the development of this webinar series, and Immunize Canada retains control over all aspects of these materials. Please see Immunize Canada’s Ethical Guidelines for Sponsorship at immunize.ca.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 : 1 PM - 2 PM Eastern Time
"’Tis the Season": Discussing Immunization Care during the Pandemic and Beyond
Dr. Christine Palmay, MD - Family Doctor, Toronto
Immunizations represent a pillar to our as role of health care providers. It is a call to duty to ensure that we continue to provide up to date and timely immunizations in accordance with national and international guidelines. This webinar aims to explore challenges regarding immunization administration during the pandemic and beyond, with discussions regarding influenza season.
Additional Resources (publicly available on OneDrive)
Thursday, September 24, 2020 : 1 PM - 2 PM Eastern Time
Influenza in the time of COVID: Hoping for the best, planning for the worst
Dr. Allison McGeer, MsC, MD, FRCPC - Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto | Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of the Sinai Health System
This webinar will review influenza activity in the 2019/20 northern hemisphere season in Canada, and the 2020 season in the southern hemisphere, and talk about the implications for the 2020/2021 season, about NACI recommendations for vaccination in the fall of 2020, and about NACI recommended changes to programs to manage influenza vaccination during the pandemic.
Thursday, September 10, 2020 : 1 PM - 2 PM Eastern Time
School immunization in Canada during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dr. Shannon MacDonald, PhD RN - University of Alberta
The declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent closure of schools across Canada resulted in disruption to delivery of school immunization programs. This interactive webinar will address the following critical questions:
- What has been the impact of the pandemic on school vaccine delivery and uptake?
- What is being done to complete interrupted vaccine schedules?
- What are the plans to deliver school immunization programs in the coming school year?
This webinar will present an overview of the impact of the pandemic and the response in the various provinces and territories, followed by an open forum for participants to discuss current challenges facing school immunization programs and share ideas on how to overcome them.
Thursday, July 16, 2020: 1 PM - 2 PM Eastern Time
Maintaining Immunizations during COVID-19 Pandemic – Why and How
Dr. Angel Chu MD, FRCPC - University of Calgary, STI Clinic Calgary, Immunize Canada
Frontline health professionals will be informed on best practices and strategies for safely coordinating and delivering vaccines and to discuss the importance of maintaining immunizations during the pandemic.
Last Reviewed: November 3, 2020