CPHA Canvax

CANVax Webinar Series

Join us for our webinar series throughout the fall of 2019 and the winter of 2020 as we explore current and emerging topics in immunization from vaccine safety to strategies and initiatives to improve vaccine acceptance and uptake.

This series is primarily intended for public health professionals working in various levels of immunization, including the planning, development, implementation and promotion of immunization programs.

If you have suggestions for topics you’d like to learn more about, share them with us using our Contact Us page.


Registration for each webinar opens one month preceding the date of the webinar. See below for the registration link in each session’s description.


The webinar recording will be posted on CPHA’s YouTube channel and on our website.

Sandani Hapuhennedige
Thursday, November 14, 2019: 1 PM - 2 PM Eastern Time
Vaccine-Injury Compensation: A Complex Conversation - Registration Open!
Sandani Hapuhennedige, BSc., BA., MPH (on behalf of Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit)

In Canada, only the province of Quebec has a vaccine-injury compensation program. This CANVax webinar will provide participants with an overview of the dialogue on vaccine-injury compensation (VIC), the rationale for these policies, and how they function. The speaker will further describe the context and current status of VIC policies/programs in Canada, based on specific recent events, reviews of the literature, and other related conversations via social media and advocacy groups. The session will conclude with a conversation on gaps in knowledge and important next steps for Canada’s immunization strategies and planning.

Register here.

Dr. Shelly McNeil
Thursday, October 10, 2019: 12 PM - 1 PM Eastern Time
Living better longer: The importance of influenza vaccine
Dr. Shelly McNeil - Canadian Center for Vaccinology, Dalhousie University

“Living better longer: The importance of influenza vaccine” explores the data supporting the use of influenza vaccines in older adults, with a focus on special considerations for this population. This webinar reviews the burden of influenza in older Canadian adults, discusses the importance of understanding the relationship between frailty and influenza, reviews the Canadian data supporting the effectiveness of standard-dose TIV for the prevention of serious outcomes in older adults, and reviews data supporting the use of high-dose influenza vaccine in older adults.

Watch on YouTube

Stay tuned for our future webinar dates!

  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020


Last Reviewed: October 18, 2019

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