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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Naveed Z, Chu C, Tadrous M, Veroniki AA, Li J, Rouleau I, Febriani Y, Calzavara A, Buchan SA, Nasreen S, Schwartz KL, Wilton J, Seo CY, Thampi N, Wilson SE, Naus M, De Serres G, Janjua NZ, Kwong JC,

A multiprovincial retrospective analysis of the incidence of myocarditis or pericarditis after mRNA vaccination compared to the incidence after SARS-CoV-2 infection

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Heliyon, 10 (5), 2024.

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Brillant-Marquis F, Proulx É, Ratnarajah K, Lavoie A, Gauthier A, Gagnon R, Boursiquot JN, Verreault N, Marois L, Bédard MA, Boivin M, Bédard PM, Ouakki M, De Serres G, Drolet JP

Safety of Direct Drug Provocation for the Evaluation of Penicillin Allergy in Low-Risk Adults

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J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract, 12 (2), 2024.

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Dzieciolowska S, Charest H, Roy T, Fafard J, Carazo S, Levade I, Longtin J, Parkes L, Beaulac SN, Villeneuve J, Savard P, Corbeil J, De Serres G, Longtin Y

Timing and Predictors of Loss of Infectivity Among Healthcare Workers With Mild Primary and Recurrent COVID-19: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study

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Clin Infect Dis, 78 (3), 2024.

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Brousseau N, Carazo S, Febriani Y, Padet L, Hegg-Deloye S, Cadieux G, Bergeron G, Fafard J, Charest H, Lambert G, Talbot D, Longtin J, Dumont-Blais A, Bastien S, Dalpé V, Minot PH, De Serres G, Skowronski DM

Single-dose Effectiveness of Mpox Vaccine in Quebec, Canada: Test-negative Design With and Without Adjustment for Self-reported Exposure Risk

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Clin Infect Dis, 78 (2), 2024.

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Carazo S, Guay CA, Skowronski DM, Amini R, Charest H, De Serres G, Gilca R

Influenza Hospitalization Burden by Subtype, Age, Comorbidity, and Vaccination Status: 2012-2013 to 2018-2019 Seasons, Quebec, Canada

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Clin Infect Dis, 78 (3), 2024.

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Razafimandimby H, Sauvageau C, Ouakki M, Carazo S, Skowronski DM, De Serres G

Effectiveness of BNT162b2 Vaccine Against Omicron-SARS-CoV-2 Subvariants in Children 5-11 Years of Age in Quebec, Canada, January 2022 to January 2023

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Pediatr Infect Dis J, 43 (1), 2024.

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Mésidor M, Liu Y, Talbot D, Skowronski DM, De Serres G, Merckx J, Koushik A, Tadrous M, Carazo S, Jiang C, Schnitzer ME

Test negative design for vaccine effectiveness estimation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: A systematic methodology review

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Vaccine, 42 (5), 2024.

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Bettinger JA, Irvine MA, Shulha HP, Valiquette L, Muller MP, Vanderkooi OG, Kellner JD, Top KA, Sadarangani M, McGeer A, Isenor JE, Marty K, Soe P, De Serres G,

Adverse Events Following Immunization With mRNA and Viral Vector Vaccines in Individuals With Previous Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection From the Canadian National Vaccine Safety Network

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Clin Infect Dis, 76 (6), 2023.

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Tauzin A, Nicolas A, Ding S, Benlarbi M, Medjahed H, Chatterjee D, Dionne K, Gong SY, Gendron-Lepage G, Bo Y, Perreault J, Goyette G, Gokool L, Arlotto P, Morrisseau C, Tremblay C, Martel-Laferrière V, De Serres G, Levade I, Kaufmann DE, Côté M, Bazin R, Finzi A

Spike recognition and neutralization of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron subvariants elicited after the third dose of mRNA vaccine

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Cell Rep, 42 (1), 2023.

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Carazo S, Villeneuve J, Laliberté D, Longtin Y, Talbot D, Martin R, Denis G, Ducharme F, Paquet-Bolduc B, Anctil G, Hegg-Deloye S, De Serres G

Risk and protective factors for severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection among healthcare workers: A test-negative case-control study in Québec, Canada

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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 44 (7), 2023.

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Active projects

  • Fréquence et séquelles fonctionnelles du syndrome post-COVID-19 chez les travailleurs de la santé , from 2023-03-02 to 2025-07-31
  • HPV vaccination effectiveness in a Canadian setting, 12 years after implementation: are we on the road to eliminate cervical, from 2020-10-01 to 2024-09-30
  • The test-negative design for the estimation of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness: design evaluation and development of statistical methods in the evolving context, from 2022-10-01 to 2025-09-30

Recently finished projects

  • (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 2024-03-31
  • Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) Provincial Collaborative Network (PCN) COVID-19 Vaccine Post-Market Studies, from 2020-12-01 to 2023-06-30
  • CV07 QC03 Canadian National Vaccine Safety (CANVAS) network: Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Immunization among children and adults Immunized with the COVID-19 Vaccine, from 2021-04-01 to 2023-09-30
  • Efficacité des vaccins contre la CVOID-19, from 2021-04-20 to 2022-06-30
  • Enquête sérologique chez les travailleurs de la santé qui rapportent n’avoir jamais fait la COVID-19 depuis le début de la pandémie, from 2023-04-20 to 2023-12-31
  • Prize 202203PJT - The test-negative design for the estimation of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness: design evaluation and development of statistical methods in the evolving context, from 2022-10-01 to 2023-03-31
  • 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 2024-03-31
  • 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 2023-10-31
  • SI07 QC03(Combining studies SI03 and SI05), Optimizing the clinical management of patients with contraindication to vaccination and those with adverse events following immunization ... in the Special Immunization Clinic Network, from 2023-04-01 to 2024-03-31
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