Skip to main content
Inspired Breathing Webinar

Vaccination: Understanding NACI Guidance and What It Means For Your Patients

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) makes recommendations for the use of vaccines currently or newly approved for use in humans in Canada, including the identification of groups at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases for whom vaccination should be targeted.

    Join us on Tuesday, March 26 at 12 pm (CST/SK) as Dr. Zain Chagla, an infectious disease specialist, walks us through NACI's guidance and breaks down what it means for your patient groups.

    Presentation objectives include:

    1. To understand the current state of COVID-19.
    2. To review the benefits of up to date vaccinations on high risk patients.
    3. To understand the NACI Spring immunization recommendations.

    About the Presenter

    As an infectious disease specialist, Dr. Zain Chagla has given media interviews on the COVID-19 pandemic and published several op-eds on testing, disease elimination, and public health interventions. Dr. Chagla is an associate professor at McMaster University, co-medical director of infection control at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and a consultant in infection control at Woodstock General Hospital. Dr. Chagla is also a teacher at McMaster University where he won a clinician teaching award in internal medicine and a young investigator grant for his work in supporting undergraduate medical education at the University of Namibia. Dr. Chagla has a Bachelor of Science and an M.D. from Queen’s University, completed a residency in internal medicine at Western University, and an infectious diseases fellowship at McMaster University. He also has a Master of Science in infectious diseases and a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

    Dr. Chagla has contributed to local, provincial, and federal policy planning, and to several clinical trials on COVID-19 therapies. He has published works on COVID-19 research, epidemiology, testing, and infection control.