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             DR. JULIE BETTINGER

             CANVAS initiated its ninth annual infl uenza vaccine safety
             surveillance campaign, with more than 40,000 participants
             providing safety data. CANVAS submitted weekly safety

             reports to the Public Health Agency of Canada from October
             to December, 2017. Safety information on the following seven
             infl uenza vaccines were captured: Flumist, Fluviral, Vaxigrip,
             Agrifl u, Fluzone, Infl uvac and Fluad. No unexpected side
             eff ects were observed in adults or children following the 2017
             infl uenza vaccine campaign, although a slightly higher rate of
             events was reported among 2017 vaccinees.

             In addition to the monitoring seasonal infl uenza vaccine
             safety, CANVAS will continue to monitor vaccine safety for
             other and new vaccines, and provide a platform for vaccine
             acceptability studies.


                                                                                Brenda Coleman        Shelly McNeil
                                                                               Mount Sinai Hospital  Dalhousie University

                                                                               Gaston De Serres        Karina Top
                                                                                 Université Laval   Dalhousie University

                                                                                Jennifer Isenor      Louis Valiquette
                                                                               Dalhousie University      Université
                                                                                  Jim Kellner
                                                                               University of Calgary  Otto Vanderkooi
                                                                                                    University of Calgary
                                                                                Anne McCarthy
                                                                                 Ottawa Hospital

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