Ontario Immunization Advisory Committee

The Ontario Immunization Advisory Committee (OIAC) is a Canadian advisory group operating under Public Health Ontario.

OIAC “provides evidence-based advice to Public Health Ontario on vaccines and immunization matters including vaccine program implementation in Ontario, priority populations and clinical guidance.” The focus of the Committee’s work is on publicly-funded vaccines and immunization programs in Ontario, including COVID-19 vaccines, and those under consideration for new programming.1)


In August 2021, Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health Kieran Moore commissioned the creation of the OIAC.2)



Name Position Affiliation(s) Notes
Jessica Hopkins Co-chair Dalla Lana School of Public Health, McMaster University, Ontario Medical Association, Public Health Agency of Canada Funding from World Health Organization and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
Jeffrey Pernica Co-chair McMaster University -
Fairleigh Seaton Member KFL&A Public Health -
Juthaporn Cowan Member Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital Editorial board of the Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease journal
Richard San Cartier Member N’Mninoeyaa Aboriginal Health Access Centre, Algoma Public Health -
Julie Emili Member McMaster University, College of Family Physicians of Canada, National Advisory Committee on Immunization -
Allison McGeer Member Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Sinai Health System, National Advisory Committee on Immunization, Canadian Advisory Group on Antimicrobial Resistance, COVID-19 Expert Panel, National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases, Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table Funding from Pfizer, Merck, Medicago, Moderna, Janssen, GlaxoSmithKline, and AstraZeneca
Justin Presseau Member Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, British Journal of Health Psychology, CAN-Change Network, Implementation Science, Newcastle University, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa -
Maurianne Reade Member Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Physician Clinical Teachers’ Association, Sudbury District Public Health -
Mariam Hanna Member Ontario Medical Association, McMaster University -
Wendy Whittle Member Mount Sinai Hospital, Sinai Health System, Greater Toronto Area Obstetrical Network, Ontario Ministry of Health, Ontario Provincial Council of Maternal and Child Health, CanCOV-Preg -
Susie Jin Member Wounds Canada -
Ontario Immunization Advisory Committee (OIAC). (2021, November 10). Public Health Ontario. https://archive.ph/v0lpJ
Expositor Staff. (2021, October 13). Doctor Maurianne Reade named member of new Ontario Immunization Advisory Committee. The Manitoulin Expositor. https://www.manitoulin.com/doctor-maurianne-reade-named-member-of-new-ontario-immunization-advisory-committee/
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