Global Perspectives on Immunization During Pregnancy and Priorities for Future Research and Development: An International Consensus Statement
Immunization during pregnancy has been recommended in an increasing number of countries. The aim of this strategy is to protect pregnant women and infants from severe infectious disease, morbidity and mortality and is currently limited to tetanus, inactivated influenza, and pertussis-containing vaccines.
COVID-19 could become a seasonal virus showing up each year with other coronaviruses, according to B.C. vaccine expert, Dr. Manish Sadarangani, director of the Vaccine Evaluation Centre at B.C. Children’s Hospital.
Check out our latest VEC Newsletter where we highlight some of the important research that our VEC team has been working on in the past year.
National Immunization Awareness Week (NIAW) is an annual event held in the last week of April to highlight and recognize the importance of immunization.
Dr. Bahaa Abu Raya has been awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) for his research into whooping cough immunization in pregnancy that helped change Canada’s national immunization guidelines on when expectant mothers should get a booster shot.
The majority of British Columbians support vaccination and are in favour of policies that would encourage parents to vaccinate their children, new research from BC Children’s Hospital and the University of British Columbia (UBC) has found.
BC Children’s Hospital hosts CIHR for announcement of funding to future research leaders in maternal, reproductive, child and youth health
On March 11, 2019, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute hosted the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for the announcement of $1.7-million in funding for early career investigators conducting high impact research in maternal, reproductive, child and youth health.
Clinical research - research focused on improving patient care - is a central part of the BC Children’s Hospital mission. It allows researchers to learn about health conditions by directly studying patients and to move to medications, diagnostic tools, and treatments out of the laboratory and into the hospital where they can save and improve the lives of children.
Congratulations to Dr. Manish Sadarangani on his recent appointment as the Sauder Chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of British Columbia. Funded by a donation from the Sauder Family, the Chair supports research to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood infectious diseases.
“The Best Option is Prevention”: Q&A with Dr. Manish Sadarangani, the New Director of the Vaccine Evaluation Center at BC Children’s Hospital
Today Dr. Manish Sadarangani begins his new role as director of the Vaccine Evaluation Center (VEC) at BC Children’s Hospital. He takes over from Dr. David Scheifele, who is retiring after 28 years as VEC co-founder and director.