Project Duration: July 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011

BCCDC hosted the 2011 Western Immunization Conference in Vancouver, working in collaboration with representatives of the governments of Alberta and Yukon, the BC Ministry of Health, BC’s regional health authorities (Fraser Health, Interior Health, Northern Health, Vancouver Coastal Health, and Vancouver Island Health), First Nations and Inuit Health Association. The conference theme was immunization for the modern family. Topics included modern immunization techniques, minimizing vaccine wastage, ethics and partnerships with community vaccine providers. There was introduction to three new immunization programs: rotavirus; hepatitis for aboriginals; and two-dose varicella.

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