COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

This CITF/CanCOVID research seminar brings together various experts to discuss vaccine safety – a topic of concern for many. Presenters will report on several topics including:​

  • Results of ongoing vaccine safety monitoring in Canada, for both adults and children;​
  • Details about serious adverse effects in Canada, including their frequency after various vaccine doses;​
  • Measures to mitigate the occurrence of serious adverse events;​
  • The latest research on myocarditis and pericarditis; and​
  • Vaccine safety in pregnant people.​


  • Timothy Evans, MD, PhD, Executive Director, CITF​


  • Julie Bettinger, MPH, PhD, Professor, University of British Columbia; Principal Investigator, Canadian National Vaccine Safety (CANVAS), Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN); CITF-funded researcher​
  • Scott Halperin, MD, Professor, Dalhousie University; Principal Investigator, CIRN; Member, CITF Leadership Group; Chair, CITF Vaccine Surveillance Working Party​
  • Jeff Kwong, MD, MSc, CCFP, FRCPC, Senior Scientist, ICES; Scientist, Public Health Ontario; Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; CITF-funded researcher​
  • Karina Top, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Associate Professor, Dalhousie University; Principal Investigator, Special Immunization Clinic (SIC) Network at CIRN; Co-PI, Canadian Immunization Monitoring Program, ACTive (IMPACT) Project; CITF-funded researcher​

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