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    About eCampusOntario

    eCampusOntario is a not-for-profit corporation funded by the Government of Ontario. It serves as a centre of excellence in online and technology-enabled learning for all publicly funded colleges and universities in Ontario and has embarked on a bold mission to widen access to post-secondary education and training in Ontario. This textbook is part of eCampusOntario’s Open Library, which provides free learning resources in a wide range of subject areas. These open resources can be assigned by instructors for their classes, downloaded by learners to electronic devices or printed through the University of Waterloo print on demand service. These free and open resources are customizable to meet a wide range of learning needs, and we invite instructors to review and adopt the resources for use in their courses.

    About the Authors

    Oona St-Amant, PhD, MScN, BScN, RN, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University, Faculty of Community Services, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Jennifer L. Lapum, PhD, MN, BScN, RN, Professor, Ryerson University, Faculty of Community Services, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Vinita Dubey, MD, MPH, CCFP, FRCPC, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Toronto Public Health, Ontario, Canada

    Kim English, RN, BScN, MN, Professor, Trent/Fleming School of Nursing, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

    Karen Beckermann, RN, BSc, MSc(A), DPA, Associate Director, Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Toronto Public Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Che-Sheu (Sue) Huang, RN, BScN, Health Promotion Specialist, Toronto Public Health, CDC – Vaccine Preventable Diseases Program, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Carly Weeks, BA, MA, Health Reporter, The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Kathleen Leslie, PhD, JD, RN, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Disciplines, Athabasca University, Athabasca, Alberta, Canada

    For more information:

    Dr. Oona St-Amant
    Ryerson University
    415-979-5000 ex. 7986
    350 Victoria St.
    Toronto, ON M5B 2K3

    Note to Teachers Using This Resource

    We encourage you to use this resource and would love to hear if you have integrated it into your curriculum. Please consider notifying Dr. St-Amant if you are using it in your course, identifying the healthcare discipline and the number of students. Please help us support future OER efforts by reporting your adoption of this resource at

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