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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Drolet M, Godbout A, Mondor M, Béraud G, Drolet-Roy L, Lemieux-Mellouki P, Bureau A, Demers É, Boily MC, Sauvageau C, De Serres G, Hens N, Beutels P, Dervaux B, Brisson M

Time trends in social contacts before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: the CONNECT study

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BMC Public Health, 22 (1), 2022.

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Godbout A, Drolet M, Mondor M, Simard M, Sauvageau C, De Serres G, Brisson M

Time trends in social contacts of individuals according to comorbidity and vaccination status, before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

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BMC Med, 20 (1), 2022.

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Bensaidane MR, Picher-Martel V, Émond F, De Serres G, Dupré N, Beauchemin P

Case Report: Acute Necrotizing Encephalopathy Following COVID-19 Vaccine

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Front Neurol, 13 , 2022.

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Racine É, Boivin G, Longtin Y, McCormack D, Decaluwe H, Savard P, Cheng MP, Hamelin MÈ, Carbonneau J, Tadount F, Adams K, Bourdin B, Nantel S, Gilca V, Corbeil J, De Serres G, Quach-Thanh C

The REinfection in COVID-19 Estimation of Risk (RECOVER) study: Reinfection and serology dynamics in a cohort of Canadian healthcare workers

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Influenza Other Respir Viruses, 2022.

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Bussiere N, Mei J, Levesque-Boissonneault C, Blais M, Carazo S, Gros-Louis F, Laforce R, De Serres G, Dupre N, Frasnelli J

Persisting chemosensory impairments in 366 healthcare workers following COVID-19: an 11-month follow-up

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Chem Senses, 47 , 2022.

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Fortin É, De Wals P, Talbot D, Ouakki M, Deceuninck G, Sauvageau C, Gilca R, Kiely M, De Serres G

Impact of the first vaccine dose on COVID-19 and its complications in long-term care facilities and private residences for seniors in Québec, Canada

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Can Commun Dis Rep, 48 (4), 2022.

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Skowronski DM, Febriani Y, Ouakki M, Setayeshgar S, El Adam S, Zou M, Talbot D, Prystajecky N, Tyson JR, Gilca R, Brousseau N, Deceuninck G, Galanis E, Fjell CD, Sbihi H, Fortin E, Barkati S, Sauvageau C, Naus M, Patrick DM, Henry B, Hoang LMN, De Wals P, Garenc C, Carignan A, Drolet M, Jassem AN, Sadarangani M, Brisson M, Krajden M, De Serres G

Two-dose SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness with mixed schedules and extended dosing intervals: test-negative design studies from British Columbia and Quebec, Canada

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Clin Infect Dis, 2022.

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Suresh S, Zafack J, Pham-Huy A, Derfalvi B, Sadarangani M, McConnell A, Tapiéro B, Halperin SA, De Serres G, M Pernica J, Top KA

Physician vaccination practices in mild to moderate inborn errors of immunity and retrospective review of vaccine completeness in IEI: results from the Canadian Immunization Research Network

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Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol, 18 (1), 2022.

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Lewin A, De Serres G, Grégoire Y, Perreault J, Drouin M, Fournier MJ, Tremblay T, Beaudoin J, Boivin A, Goyette G, Finzi A, Bazin R, Germain M, Delage G, Renaud C

Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies among blood donors in Québec: an update from a serial cross-sectional study

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Can J Public Health, 113 (3), 2022.

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Brousseau N, Morin L, Ouakki M, Savard P, Quach C, Longtin Y, Cheng MP, Carignan A, Dufresne SF, Leduc JM, Lavallée C, Gauthier N, Bestman-Smith J, Arrieta MJ, Ishak M, Lévesque S, Martin P, De Serres G

Séroprévalence du SRAS-CoV-2 chez les travailleurs de la santé de 10 hôpitaux du Québec, au Canada: étude transversale

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CMAJ, 194 (9), 2022.

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Active projects

  • Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) Provincial Collaborative Network (PCN) COVID-19 Vaccine Post-Market Studies, from 2020-12-01 to 2023-03-31
  • Efficacité des vaccins contre la CVOID-19, from 2021-04-20 to 2022-06-30

Recently finished projects

  • (CV04 QC03) CANVAS Network - Surveillance of adverse events following immunization among children and adults immunized with the influenza vaccine, 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 ..., from 2019-04-01 to 2022-03-31
  • Canadian Immunization Research Network, from 2014-06-01 to 2021-12-31
  • COVID-19 household study to assess secondary attack rates and the proportion asymptomatic, including children, from 2020-06-01 to 2021-05-31
  • Enquête épidémiologique sur la COVID-19 chez les travailleurs de la santé du Québec, from 2020-04-20 to 2020-09-30
  • Enquête épidémiologique sur la COVID-19 chez les travailleurs de la santé du Québec. Phase 2, from 2020-07-12 to 2021-01-30
  • Identification de stratégies pour outiller les gestionnaires des milieux de soins pour l’application optimale des mesures de prévention et contrôle des infections chez les travailleurs de la santé durant la pandémie de COVID-19, from 2021-01-01 to 2022-02-08
  • REinfection in COVid-19 Estimation of Risk (RECOVER), from 2020-06-01 to 2020-09-30
  • SI05 QC03, Optimizing the clinical management of patients with adverse events following COVID-19 vaccination and potential contraindications to vaccination in the Special Immunization Clinic Network, from 2021-11-01 to 2022-03-31
  • SI06 QC03, Optimizing the clinical management of patients with adverse events following COVID-19 vaccination and potential contraindications to vaccination in the Special Immunization Clinic Network, from 2021-04-01 to 2022-03-31
  • Surveillance des hospitalisations et complications attribuables à l'influenza, saison 2018-2019 , from 2018-04-01 to 2021-03-31
  • Surveillance des manifestations cliniques survenant après la vaccination contre la COVID-19 au Québec, from 2020-12-01 to 2021-12-31
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