Dr. Gaston De Serres is an epidemiologist practitioner at the l’Institut national de santé publique du Québec and a regular researcher in the Infectious and Immune Disease Axis at the CHU de Québec-Laval University. He is a full professor in epidemiology in the Department of social and preventive medicine at Laval University where he has been teaching since 1997. He is chief physician of the scientific immunization group (SIG) of the Institut national de santé publique du Québec and an active member of the Comité sur l’immunisation du Québec (CIQ).

Dr. De Serre works on the control and prevention of infectious diseases, with a focus on diseases that are avoidable through vaccination and on respiratory diseases. His research work is on the epidemiology of diseases that are preventable through vaccination and the efficacy of vaccinations used in routine programs, and in particular, on the efficacy of the influenza vaccine.

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Bettinger JA, De Serres G, Valiquette L, Vanderkooi OG, Kellner JD, Coleman BL, Top KA, Isenor JE, McCarthy AE, Canadian Immunization Research Network

2017/18 and 2018/19 seasonal influenza vaccine safety surveillance, Canadian National Vaccine Safety (CANVAS) Network.

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Euro Surveill, 25 (22), 2020, ISSN: 1025-496X.

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Skowronski DM, Zou M, Clarke Q, Chambers C, Dickinson JA, Sabaiduc S, Olsha R, Gubbay JB, Drews SJ, Charest H, Winter AL, Jassem A, Murti M, Krajden M, De Serres G

Influenza vaccine does not increase the risk of coronavirus or other non-influenza respiratory viruses: retrospective analysis from Canada, 2010-11 to 2016-17.

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Clin Infect Dis, 2020, ISSN: 1058-4838.

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Ahmed MA, Naus M, Singer J, Valiquette L, Coleman BL, De Serres G, Vanderkooi OG, Top KA, Isenor JE, Kellner JD, McCarthy AE, Bettinger JA, Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN)

Investigating the association of receipt of seasonal influenza vaccine with occurrence of anesthesia/paresthesia and severe headaches, Canada 2012/13-2016/17, the Canadian Vaccine Safety Network.

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Vaccine, 38 (19), pp. 3582-3590, 2020, ISSN: 0264-410X.

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Carazo S, Billard MN, Boutin A, De Serres G

Effect of age at vaccination on the measles vaccine effectiveness and immunogenicity: systematic review and meta-analysis.

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BMC Infect Dis, 20 (1), pp. 251, 2020.

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Skowronski DM, Leir S, Sabaiduc S, Chambers C, Zou M, Rose C, Olsha R, Dickinson JA, Winter AL, Jassem A, Gubbay JB, Drews SJ, Charest H, Chan T, Hickman R, Bastien N, Li Y, Krajden M, De Serres G

Influenza vaccine effectiveness by A(H3N2) phylogenetic sub-cluster and prior vaccination history: 2016-17 and 2017-18 epidemics in Canada.

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J Infect Dis, 2020, ISSN: 0022-1899.

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Sauvageau C, Panicker G, Unger ER, De Serres G, Schiller J, Ouakki M, Gilca V

Priming effect of bivalent and quadrivalent vaccine for HPV 31/33/45/52: an exploratory analysis from two clinical trials.

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Hum Vaccin Immunother, 16 (3), pp. 590-594, 2020.

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Skowronski DM, Zou M, Sabaiduc S, Murti M, Olsha R, Dickinson JA, Gubbay JB, Croxen MA, Charest H, Jassem A, Krajden M, Bastien N, Li Y, De Serres G

Interim estimates of 2019/20 vaccine effectiveness during early-season co-circulation of influenza A and B viruses, Canada, February 2020.

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Euro Surveill, 25 (7), 2020, ISSN: 1025-496X.

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Kiely M, Boulianne N, Talbot D, Ouakki M, Guay M, Landry M, Sauvageau C, De Serres G

Children vaccination coverage surveys: Impact of multiple sources of information and multiple contact attempts.

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Vaccine, 38 (5), pp. 1202-1210, 2020, ISSN: 0264-410X.

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Gao Z, Robinson K, Skowronski DM, De Serres G, Withers SG

Quantification of the total neuraminidase content of recent commercially-available influenza vaccines: Introducing a neuraminidase titration reagent.

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Vaccine, 38 (4), pp. 715-718, 2020, ISSN: 0264-410X.

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Brousseau N, Skowronski DM, Bellemare D, Amini R, Joffres Y, Clarke Q, Quach C, Rallu F, Hoang L, De Serres G

Impact of the adolescent pertussis booster dose on the incidence of pertussis in British Columbia and Quebec, Canada.

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Vaccine, 38 (3), pp. 427-432, 2020, ISSN: 0264-410X.

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Active projects

  • (CV04 QC03) CANVAS Network - Surveillance of adverse events following immunization among children and adults immunized with the influenza vaccine, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Réseau canadien de recherche sur l’immunisation, from 2017-06-01 to 2022-03-31
  • (SI03 QC03) Special Immunization Clinic Network (SIC) to investigate vaccine safety issues: Optimizing the clinical management of patients with contraindication to vaccination ..., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Réseau canadien de recherche sur l’immunisation, from 2019-04-01 to 2022-03-31
  • Canadian Immunization Research Network, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Réseau canadien de recherche sur l’immunisation, from 2014-06-01 to 2021-12-31
  • Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec - Université Laval, Subvention, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31

Recently finished projects

  • Capacité du vaccin ... à induire des niveaux protecteurs d'anticorps contre l'influenza B de la lignée Victoria chez des enfants initialement immunisés 9 ans auparavant avec des doses de vaccins contenant la lignée Yamagata (TITER III), Subvention, Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, from 2019-01-15 to 2019-12-31
  • Interchangeabilité des vaccins VPH., Subvention, Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, from 2011-03-29 to 2019-12-31
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