Falling through the Cracks: Missed Vaccines are Putting our Kids at Increased Risk of Cancer and Meningitis

Mon, October 03, 2022
Virtual Event

Hosted by Longwoods leadership discussions

Objectives

The COVID-19 pandemic created a crisis in delivering routine and school-based vaccinations to school-age children, resulting in delayed and missed vaccinations for many children across the country. This is putting children at risk of preventable diseases, such as meningitis as well as human papillomavirus (HPV), which could lead to increased risk of cancer later in life. What is the extent of the problem and what are governments and public health agencies doing to catch-up on missed vaccinations? Join us for a discussion with clinicians and public health experts for how this issue has particularly impacted Ontario and what they think needs to be done to address the problem.

Monday, October 03, 2022 1:30PM to 2:30PM Eastern , Virtual
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Moderator:

  • Kelly Grant, The Globe and Mail,

Panelists:

  • Dr. Vivien Brown, Family Physician, Chair of the HPV Immunization Task Force, Board Member of Immunize Canada,
  • Liz Elwood, Cervical Cancer Survivor,
  • Dr. Chlo√© Rozon, OBGYN Medical Resident, The Ottawa Hospital and
  • Dr. Vinita Dubey, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Toronto Public Health