Vaccinations and IBD

October 8, 2020

Watch the video below to get the latest recommendations for people affected by Crohn's or colitis, and guidelines for vaccines in IBD, including flu shots and live vaccines.

Experts also discuss the development of a COVID-19 vaccine and what it means for IBD patients.

  • Moderators: 

    Dr. Gilaad Kaplan (MD, MPH, FRCPC), Professor, Gastroenterologist and Epidemiologist, Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Chair-Elect of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Council, Crohn's and Colitis Canada

    Dr. Eric Benchimol (MD, PhD, FRCPC), Professor, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Department of Paediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, SickKids, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and University of Toronto, NASPGHAN Canadian Councilor, Chair-Elect of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Council, Crohn's and Colitis Canada

    Featured panelists:

    Dr. Mark Loeb (MD, MSc, FRCPC), Professor, Infectious Disease Expert, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Infectious Diseases, McMaster University 

    Dr. Cynthia Seow (MBBS, MSc, FRACP), Pregnancy and IBD Specialist, Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary


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  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.