Vaccine Surveillance Reference Group

Affiliations

VSRG reports to the Public Health Agency of Canada, and works in collaboration with the Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN), the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), as well as federal, provincial and territorial governments. It is supported by the secretariat of the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force, which is hosted at the McGill University School of Population and Global Health.1)

Members

Members of the VSRG
Name Position Affiliation
Caroline Quach-Thanh Co-chair University of Montreal; National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI)
Scott Halperin Co-chair IWK Health Centre; Dalhousie University; Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN)
Catherine Hankins Member COVID-19 Immunity Task Force; McGill University
David Naylor Member University of Toronto; COVID-19 Immunity Task Force
Timothy Evans Member McGill University School of Population and Global Health; COVID-19 Immunity Task Force
Mel Krajden Member University of British Columbia (UBC); BCCDC Public Health Laboratory
Shelley Deeks Member Nova Scotia Public Health; National Advisory Committee on Immunization
Evan Adams Ex-officio member Indigenous Services Canada
Kim Elmslie Ex-officio member Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
Kelly Robinson Ex-officio member Health Canada
Karina Top Ex-officio member Dalhousie University; Canadian National Vaccine Safety Network (CANVAS)
Jeff Kwong Ex-officio member Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Public Health Ontario
Vaccine Safety Working Group Members
Name Position Affiliation
Karina Top Chair See above
Julie Bettinger Member -
Deshayne Fell Member -
James Kellner Member -
Monika Naus Member BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)
Sarah Wilson Member -
Vaccine Effectiveness Working Group Members
Name Position Affiliation
Jeff Kwong Chair See above
Lisa Belzak Member -
Shelly Bolotin Member -
Nicholas Brousseau Member National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI)
Julie Laroche Member -
Shelly McNeil Member -
Gina Ogilvie Member -
Elia Palladino Member -
Manish Sadarangani Member -
Danuta Skowronski Member -
1)
Vaccine surveillance Reference group (VSRG). (2021). COVID-19 Immunity Task Force. https://archive.ph/tr2Er
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