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The Vaccine Evaluation Center (VEC) was established in 1988. It was the first academic center for independent vaccine research in Canada and has been an international leader in vaccinology research. The VEC is engaged in an average of 20 vaccine research studies at any time and is jointly supported by BC Children's Hospital Research Institute and the University of British Columbia.


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Check out our latest VEC Newsletter where we highlight some of the important research that our VEC team has been working on in the past year.

National Immunization Awareness Week


National Immunization Awareness Week


National Immunization Awareness Week (NIAW) is an annual event held in the last week of April to highlight and recognize the importance of immunization. Canada's NIAW coincides with Vaccination Week in the Americas and World Immunization Week.

During NIAW, you will see increased publicity about the importance of immunization and the success and impact that immunization has had in protecting and saving lives. Many organizations, in Canada and around the world, participate in international strategies to raise awareness about the important role of vaccines.

Immunize Canada invites you to celebrate National Immunization Awareness Week with us from 25 April to 02 May 2020.

This year's theme is: Trust. Protect. #VaccinesWork #NIAW2020