The Role of a Resilient Information Infrastructure in COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Ontario Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for a robust and nimble public health data infrastructure. ICES - a government-sponsored, independent, non-profit research institute in Ontario, Canada - functions as a key component of a resilient information infrastructure and an enabler of data co-production, contributing to Ontario's response to the COVID-19 pandemic as part of a learning health system. Linked data on the cumulative incidence of infection and vaccination at the neighbourhood level revealed disparate uptake between areas with low versus high risk of COVID-19. These data were leveraged by the government, service providers, media and the public to inform a more efficient and equitable vaccination strategy.

authors

  • Duchen, Raquel
  • Iskander, Carina
  • Chung, Hannah
  • Paterson, J Michael
  • Kwong, Jeffrey
  • Bronskill, Susan
  • Rosella, Laura
  • Guttmann, Astrid

publication date

  • July 14, 2021