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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Nasreen S, Febriani Y, Velásquez García HA, Zhang G, Tadrous M, Buchan SA, Righolt CH, Mahmud SM, Janjua NZ, Krajden M, De Serres G, Kwong JC

Effectiveness of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccines Against Hospitalization and Death in Canada: A Multiprovincial, Test-Negative Design Study

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Clin Infect Dis, 76 (4), 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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Carazo S, Skowronski DM, Brisson M, Barkati S, Sauvageau C, Brousseau N, Gilca R, Fafard J, Talbot D, Ouakki M, Gilca V, Carignan A, Deceuninck G, De Wals P, De Serres G

Protection against omicron (B.1.1.529) BA.2 reinfection conferred by primary omicron BA.1 or pre-omicron SARS-CoV-2 infection among health-care workers with and without mRNA vaccination: a test-negative case-control study

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Lancet Infect Dis, 23 (1), 2023.

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Longtin Y, Parkes LO, Charest H, Rajarison S, Zaharatos GJ, Fafard J, Roger M, De Serres G

Persistence of infectivity in elderly individuals diagnosed with severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection 10 days after onset of symptoms: A cross-sectional study

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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 44 (4), 2023.

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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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Ionescu IG, Skowronski DM, Sauvageau C, Chuang E, Ouakki M, Kim S, De Serres G

BNT162b2 Effectiveness Against Delta and Omicron Variants of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 in Adolescents Aged 12-17 Years, by Dosing Interval and Duration

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J Infect Dis, 227 (9), 2023.

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Febriani Y, Mansour T, Sadarangani M, Ulanova M, Amaral K, Halperin SA, De Serres G, Racine É, Brousseau N

Tdap vaccine in pregnancy and immunogenicity of pertussis and pneumococcal vaccines in children: What is the impact of different immunization schedules

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Vaccine, 41 (45), 2023.

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Zinszer K, Charland K, Pierce L, Saucier A, Hamelin MÈ, Da Torre MB, Carbonneau J, Nguyen CT, De Serres G, Papenburg J, Boivin G, Quach C

Infection-induced seroconversion and seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 among a cohort of children and youth in Montreal, Canada

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Influenza Other Respir Viruses, 17 (8), 2023.

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Muñoz CE, Pham-Huy A, Pernica JM, Boucher FD, De Serres G, Vaudry W, Constantinescu C, Sadarangani M, Bettinger JA, Tapiéro B, Morris SK, McConnell A, Noya F, Halperin SA, Top KA,

Factors associated with intention for revaccination among patients with adverse events following immunization

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Vaccine, 41 (42), 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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