Greg Hum and Michael Redfearn attended the Canadian Immunization Conference December 6 – 8 in Ottawa. Five major learning streams were:
- Immunization in specific populations
- Making and implementing policy
- New developments in vaccines and their uses
- Optimal practice
- Vaccine uptake and acceptance
Some of the challenges that social media plays in vaccine hesitancy, refusal and denial is on the rise.
Celebrities influence public opinion by using their celeb status to profile their personal agendas, which is not based on scientific facts. The Province of Ontario has adopted an Immunization 2020 Strategy to close the gap between industry, academia and government….they are encouraging other provinces to do the same. There is now a new vaccine tracking App - CAN Immunize to sync immunization records between all devices and family members.