Canada needs a national database to track COVID-19 vaccination in real time
Canada has world-class potential for statistical surveillance of adverse health events in the electronic health databases housed in each province. But these data often reside in multiple impenetrable silos within each province.
Federal health minister Patty Hajdu, pictured at a pandemic briefing. To ensure effective implementation of this monitoring solution, strong fiscal sanctions should be included if provinces do not co-operate, writes Michael Wolfson of the University of Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade