News archive - October 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

How to help protect yourself from vaccine administration injury

A study by researchers at the University of Waterloo reiterates the need for health care professionals, including pharmacists, to take certain precautions to minimize the risk of their patients suffering shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA).

SIRVA is an uncommon and understudied phenomenon that people may experience after receiving an improperly administered vaccination. It occurs when an injection is administered too high in the arm, and the vaccine is delivered to the shoulder capsule instead of the deltoid muscle.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

How to help protect yourself from vaccine administration injury

A study by researchers at the University of Waterloo reiterates the need for health care professionals, including pharmacists, to take certain precautions to minimize the risk of their patients suffering shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA).

SIRVA is an uncommon and understudied phenomenon that people may experience after receiving an improperly administered vaccination. It occurs when an injection is administered too high in the arm, and the vaccine is delivered to the shoulder capsule instead of the deltoid muscle.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Virtual tool helps citizens and municipalities collaborate on urban planning

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have helped to develop a toolkit that will help municipalities, experts and community members to plan smart cities together.

The new toolkit launched by the City as a Platform Lab at Waterloo along with their US collaborators will help communities use data and technology to improve efficiency, sustainability, economic development and quality of life in urban areas.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Expert Advisory - Flu Vaccines

Flu season runs from late fall to early spring, and the flu causes about 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths in Canada each year. 

Flu shots are the best defence against the flu, and there is a new high-dose flu vaccine available in Ontario. The University of Waterloo has experts available to speak with the media about the flu shot.

Nancy Waite - School of Pharmacy and co-lead of the Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Expert Advisory - Flu Vaccines

Flu season runs from late fall to early spring, and the flu causes about 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths in Canada each year. 

Flu shots are the best defence against the flu, and there is a new high-dose flu vaccine available in Ontario. The University of Waterloo has experts available to speak with the media about the flu shot.

Nancy Waite - School of Pharmacy and co-lead of the Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network 

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