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In Canada, the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted many routine health services, placed additional strain on the health care system, and resulted in many Canadians being either unable or unwilling to attend routine immunization appointments. We sought...

Background The COVID-19 pandemic has a worldwide impact on all health services, including childhood immunizations. In Canada, there is limited data to quantify and characterize this issue. Methods We conducted a descriptive, cross-sectional study...

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) makes recommendations for vaccines in Canada. To inform considerations for equity when making recommendations, the NACI Secretariat developed a matrix of factors that may influence vaccine...

COVID-19 has led to disruption in routine immunization programs around the globe and in Canada. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) in Canada has indicated that this sets the stage for serious outbreaks of vaccine-preventable...

This report details the danger of freezing vaccine as illustrated by epidemics of whooping cough among children who have received the pertussis vaccine. One factor contributing to the delivery of compromised vaccines with poor immunogenicity,...

Experts have pointed to apathy as a key factor in the ongoing battle to eliminate measles transmission through universal vaccination. Apathy has taken many forms in Canada since the 1960s and could be related to what is now labelled as vaccine...

Conflicting reports have emerged about the effectiveness of the live attenuated influenza vaccine. The live attenuated influenza vaccine appears to protect particularly poorly against currently circulating H1N1 viruses that are derived from the 2009...

Background: In Quebec, 7-valent (PCV7), 10-valent (PCV10) and 13-valent (PCV13) pneumococcal conjugate vaccines were successively used for the immunization of children according to a 2+1 doses schedule. Objective: Our aim was to assess the impact of...

There is growing controversy about vaccination rates in Canada. A significant percentage of the population is uncertain about the science of vaccines, and in some areas ‘herd immunity\' is being threatened. Hesitancy to vaccinate is a complex...

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Webinar: New guidance for managing health care waste produced by your immunisation program

July 30th 2020

Webinar: New guidance for managing health care waste produced by your immunisation program August 20, 2020, 9:00 a.m. EST / 3:00 p.m. CEST (Geneva)

  • Organisation: Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance UNICEF
  • Country: Kenya Canada Burkina Faso
  • Disease: Ebola
  • Vaccine management Waste management Tools and systems
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    Vaccine Storage in Cold Climates

    June 17th 2016

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  • Country: India Iceland Greenland Canada
  • Distribution system Ice-lined Refrigerator / freezer Wastage
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    Webinar on Vietnam's Outsourcing Model for Cold Chain Equipment Maintenance

    January 05th 2015

    Dear TechNet21 colleagues, Vietnam’s National Expanded Programme on Immunisation (NEPI) has since 2010 worked with the Luxembourg Agency for Development Cooperation to strengthen the nation-wide

  • Country: Luxembourg Canada
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    July 20th 2011

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  • Country: United States Canada
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    Labeling vaccines to reflect their true heat stability

    April 11th 2011

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  • Country: United States Indonesia Canada
  • Disease: Hepatitis B Hepatitis A
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    Pilot Vaccine Safety e-Training Course

    June 20th 2010

    [i]Cross posted from IAC Express (Issue: 873) with many thanks.[/i] GLOBAL TRAINING NETWORK INVITES HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS TO TRY ITS PILOT PROGRAM ABOUT VACCINE SAFETY WHO's Global Training Net

  • Country: Canada
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    Post 01145e : Vaccine Preventable Mortality

    August 21st 2007

    TECHNET21 E-FORUM Technical network for strengthening immunization services Contributions to: [email=%3Ca%20href=][log in to unmask][/email]">[url=http://listserv.technet21.org/cgi-bin/wa?LOGON=A3

  • Country: India Canada
  • Disease: Rotavirus Measles Polio
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    Post 01089e : Needle Remover Evaluation

    May 06th 2007

    TECHNET21 E-FORUM Technical network for strengthening immunization services Contributions to: mailto:[email protected] or use your reply button! __________________________________________________

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