SIC Network Patient Referrals

If you are a physician looking to refer a patient with an adverse event following vaccination to a Special Immunization Clinic near you, please use the contact information below.

We prioritize patients with acute onset hypersensitivity reactions, neurologic events, coagulation disorders, cardiac events, organ dysfunction, events causing absenteeism, and/or hospitalization.

The following sites are accepting referrals for adverse events following any vaccination:

Halifax, NS: Canadian Centre for Vaccinology/IWK Health, NS Health

SIC Physician lead: Karina Top

Coordinator: Karen Branscombe
Email: sicnurse@iwk.nshealth.ca
Telephone: 902-470-7859
Fax: 902-470-7232

Quebec, QC: CHU de Quebec-Universite Laval

SIC Physician lead: Gaston De Serres
Coordinator: Sandrine Hegg-Deloye

Montreal, QC: Montreal Children’s Hospital

SIC Physician lead: Francisco Noya
Coordinator: Deirdre McCormack

St. Justine, QC: CHU Sainte-Justine, St. Justine

SIC Physician lead: Soren Gantt

Ottawa, ON: Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

SIC Physician lead: Anne Pham-Huy
Coordinator: Jennifer Bowes
Email: jbowes@cheo.on.ca
Telephone: 613-737-7600 ext 2312

Ottawa, ON: The Ottawa Hospital

SIC Physician lead: Arianne Buchan

Toronto, ON: The Hospital for Sick Children

SIC Physician lead: Shaun Morris
Coordinator: Suganya Lee

Hamilton, ON: McMaster Children’s Hospital

SIC Physician lead: Jeffrey Pernica
Coordinator: Lara Murphy
Telephone: 905-521-2100 ext. 75013
Fax: 905-521-2627

Regina, SK: Jim Pattison’s Children Hospital
SIC Physician Lead: Athena McConnell
Coordinator: Shauna Richards

Calgary, AB: Alberta Children’s Hospital

SIC Physician Lead: Cora Constantinescu
Coordinator: Chris Ireland
Telephone: 403-955-2200
Fax: 403-955-2853

Edmonton, AB: Stollery Children’s Hospital

SIC Physician Lead: Catherine Burton
Coordinator: Barbra Neufeld
Fax: 1-888-790-1176

Vancouver & Victoria, BC: BC Children’s Hospital/Vancouver General Hospital/Allergy Victoria

SIC Physician Lead: Manish Sadarangani
Coordinator: Brittany Seligman
Email: vecstudies@bcchr.ubc.ca
Phone: 604-875-2442
Fax: 604-875-2635

The following sites are accepting referrals for adverse events following COVID-19 vaccination only:

St John’s, NL: Memorial University of Newfoundland

SIC Physician lead: Dr. Andrew O’Keefe

Montreal, QC: Institut de recherché cliniques de Montréal (ICRM)

SIC Physician lead: Hugo Chapdelaine

Sherbrooke, QC: CHU Sherbrooke

SIC Physician lead: Alex Carignan
Coordinator: Dominique Marcoux
Email: dominique.marcoux.ciussse-chus@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Toronto, ON: St. Michael’s Hospital

SIC Physician lead: Stephen Betschel
Coordinator: Vidushi Swarup

Winnipeg, MB: Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg/Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg

SIC Physician lead: Colin Barber