Creators of ImmunizeCA mobile app win national award for community impact

June 3, 2015

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, the Canadian Public Health Association and Immunize Canada, creators of the ImmunizeCA app, received the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association’s (CWTA) “Connected to the Community” award on May 27th. The award honours organizations that use wireless technology to improve the lives of Canadians. Dr. Kumanan Wilson accepted the award at the CWTA’s 30th anniversary event in Ottawa. The ImmunizeCA app, launched in March 2014, helps parents store, manage and back-up their families’ vaccination records and easily access their provincial or territorial vaccination schedule on their smartphones. It also provides local outbreak alerts on infectious diseases and up-to-date, accurate information on vaccinations for children, adults and travellers. See media release for details.

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