Brampton-based nurse Chantell Plunkett says that the Peel region is behind in catching kids up on vaccines against HPV, hepatitis B and meningococcal disease. Public health units are now hustling to catch them up — but there's still work to be done, with multiple provinces reporting insufficient vaccine uptake. Experts say that improving access to routine vaccines will make all the difference. The results won't be publicly available until 2024, the Public Health Agency of Canada told CBC News in an email. 19 to Zero co-chair and CEO Dr. Jia Hu said that access is 'the biggest driving factor' currently impacting routine school-based immunizations.
Source: Los Angeles Times June 25, 2022 13:07 UTC