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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
415-979-5000 ex. 7986
350 Victoria St.
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3
Note to Teachers Using This Resource
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