We started CANImmunize at The Ottawa Hospital’s Research Institute with the objective of providing Canadians with a better way to track their families’ immunization records. In the eight years since the project began, CANImmunize has been used by hundreds of thousands of Canadians to do just that. At the same time, it has grown into a tool used by public health to communicate with and collect information from the public.
Our vision with CANImmunize was to empower individuals to manage their own immunization information and to help them take care of their and their family’s health in the process. Thanks to support from the Public Health Agency of Canada and our many partners we believe CANImmunize has been successful in achieving this vision. The next stage of the CANImmunize project will be to help modernize immunization information systems using digital technology. We want to connect Canadians to their immunization data held by provinces and territories to create a state-of-the-art system. We also want CANImmunize to help public health officials in their efforts to protect Canadians from vaccine-preventable diseases.
To help accomplish this The Ottawa Hospital’s Research Institute will be spinning out CANImmunize into a startup company, CANImmunize Inc. We believe this will create the right environment for us to achieve our goals of helping to create the best immunization system in the world and making immunization easier for Canadians.
Privacy is hugely important for us. We’ve always made it a priority to be completely transparent with how our users’ data is used and who can see it. We will continue to uphold these high standards with the new company. CANImmunize Inc. will continue to apply the highest standards when it comes to protecting the privacy and the information of our users. The use and disclosure of information on the platform will continue to be subject to your consent. You can read more about how we protect and use your information here.
You can read the full updated policy here, but here is a summary of the changes:
At CANImmunize we are committed to empowering Canadians to manage their immunization record keeping while maintaining the privacy of your data. If you no longer wish to continue using the platform, you may delete your account by logging into CANImmunize and selecting the Delete Account option when prompted. You will have the ability to export your records to a PDF before deleting your account.
If you have any questions or concerns, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.