This year, National Immunization Awareness Week (April 24-30) takes on a new level of significance, as we are in the midst of a pandemic the likes of which we have not before seen in our lifetime.

Four of CIHR’s Scientific Directors came together to answer questions about immunizations and discussthe crucial role of vaccinations in preventing, treating and managing human diseases and illnesses - see their answers here.

These four CIHR Scientific Directors are also available for interviews to answer your questions about immunizations:

  • Dr. Charu Kaushic, Institute of Infection and Immunity is available to answer questions about immunizations and vaccine development and vaccine hesitancy
  • Dr. Steven Hoffman, Institute of Population and Public Health can address socio-economic factors related to the pandemic and answer questions about vaccine hesitancy, misinformation, and public health
  • Dr. Christine Chambers, Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health can discuss the vaccination of children, the spread of vaccine-preventable illnesses, and fears associated with vaccinations
  • Dr. Carrie Bourassa, Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health is available to discuss the effects of colonization as it relates to vaccine hesitancy and the importance of vaccinations for Indigenous Peoples

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