Paradis M, Atkinson KM, Hui C, Ponka D, Manuel DG, Day P, Murphy MS, White RR, Wilson K
Hum Vaccin Immunother. 0. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2018.1445449.
2018-02-26
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29482427
Newcomers experience unique challenges with respect to vaccination, challenges that are compounded by the need to navigate complex vaccination catch-up schedules upon arrival in Canada. Our group has pioneered the development of CANImmunize, a free, bilingual, pan-Canadian digital application designed to empower individuals to manage their vaccination records. To inform how a vaccine tracking app, such as CANImmunize might be tailored to meet the unique needs of newcomers, this study sought to determine commonly spoken languages, technology use, and current methods of vaccine tracking among recent newcomers to Canada.