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Hybrid: In Person - Dalla Lana School of Public Health Room #734, or Online
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  • May 30, 2023 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Join us for an in-depth analysis of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness based on real-world data from the SUrveying Prospective Population cOhorts for COVID-19 pRevalence and ouTcomes in Canada’ (SUPPORT-Canada) study. Led by Victoria Kirsh, this webinar will provide an overview of the study population, data collection, and statistical models used to analyze risk factors for infection and vaccine effectiveness against the Omicron variant. You’ll learn about the importance of time since last vaccination as the most critical determinant of protection against infection, more so than the number of vaccinations. Dr. Kirsh will also discuss the benefits and drawbacks of different vaccines and booster shots, including the latest findings on bivalent vs. monovalent boosters. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay up-to-date on the latest research and insights into COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness.

Presenter: Dr. Victoria Kirsh is the Scientific Associate at the Ontario Health Study, one of CanPath’s regional cohorts. Dr. Kirsh completed a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Yale University, an M.Sc. in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto and a B.Sc. in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University. She completed a fellowship at the U.S. National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics. She worked as an Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, and as a Scientist at Cancer Care Ontario before joining the Ontario Health Study.

Join us via Zoom Webinar or in-person at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. In-person tickets are limited.