Evidence-Based Immunization Policy

This project supported Alberta policy-makers in making evidence-based decisions regarding immunization policy and programs to reduce the burden of vaccine preventable disease. This multi-component project included subprojects focused on the following priorities:

  • Immunization uptake and barriers for children with immunocompromising conditions
  • Strategies for improving vaccine uptake for hospitalized children
  • Vaccine uptake for children receiving government child intervention services
  • Ensuring protection from vaccine-preventable disease for children upon entry to school
  • COVID-19 vaccine uptake among international immigrants to Alberta
  • COVID-19 vaccine uptake and its determinants among Alberta children
  • Interruptions in routine immunization programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Uptake and determinants of uptake for HPV vaccine in populations under-served by routine programs

Project dates

October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2022


  • Alberta Health

Team members

  • Maggie Lin, MN, NP
  • Crystal Du, MSc
  • Robin Humble, MPH, RN
  • Laura Reifferscheid, RN

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