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Celebrating Immunization: National Immunization Awareness Week 2017

NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS WEEK (#NIAW2017) April 22nd - 29th, 2017 The VEC is celebrating National Immunization Awareness Week, an annual event to recognize the importance of immunization, by sharing a selection of our research highlights and news. You can read each story by clicking the links below Human Vaccines Project to accelerate the development of … Continue reading "Celebrating Immunization: National Immunization Awareness Week 2017"

Human Vaccines Project: Help us better understand how the immune system responds to Hepatitis B vaccine!

Why we are doing the study: Our overall goal is to understand why some people respond better to vaccines than others, a step towards making better vaccines to prevent against infections. With this study, we are looking into how the immune system responds to Hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine. This vaccine is widely used to … Continue reading "Human Vaccines Project: Help us better understand how the immune system responds to Hepatitis B vaccine!"

Now Recruiting

Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine Evaluation Study
HPV Vaccine Evaluation Study (QUEST)

We are BC’s recruiting site for the QUEST HPV vaccine evaluation study. We are currently recruiting girls who have received their HPV vaccine through their provincial immunization programme. Visit the QUEST website at www.questhpvstudy.ca for more information.

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Vaccinating Children after ALL Treatment

Children are being invited to take part in a study to determine how well children who have completed treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) respond to vaccines against childhood illnesses. Children who have been treated for ALL usually lose their immunity to childhood illnesses and require re-vaccination.

Special Immunization Clinic

This study will collect information about adverse reactions following immunization from patients attending the Special Immunization Clinic. The information collected will help build standard care plans that guide doctors as they care for patients with adverse reactions.