SafeCare BC’s vaccine education and engagement initiative receives funding

January 26, 2022 | News

On January 21, the Public Health Agency of Canada announced $14 million of federal funding through its Immunization Partnership Fund (IPF). This money will go to projects hoping to increase vaccine uptake across Canada. SafeCare BC is pleased to announce that we are among the recipients of this latest round of IPF funding, for our work on Vaccine Education and Engagement.

This funding means we will be able to continue to build on the work we’ve been doing over the past months to make sure our members are informed and educated about immunization, why vaccines are important, and how to access them. It also means we will be able to develop some exciting new vaccination-focused training and resources for frontline workers and managers in the coming months—watch this space!

One of the first things we are doing is partnering with academics at Simon Fraser University to better understand how our members’ current needs, concerns and views about immunization. Keep your eyes peeled for a survey coming later this month—this will be an important opportunity for you and your colleagues to inform this exciting project.