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Research Article

Incorporating Scannable Forms into Immunization Data Collection Processes: A Mixed-Methods Study

  • Christine L. Heidebrecht,

    Affiliation: Infectious Diseases, Public Health Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Susan Quach,

    Affiliation: Infectious Diseases, Public Health Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Jennifer A. Pereira,

    Affiliation: Infectious Diseases, Public Health Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Sherman D. Quan,

    Affiliations: Infectious Diseases, Public Health Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Centre for Innovation in Complex Care, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Faron Kolbe,

    Affiliation: Communicable Disease Control Directorate, Toronto Public Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Michael Finkelstein,

    Affiliations: Communicable Disease Control Directorate, Toronto Public Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • David L. Buckeridge,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Québec, Canada, Direction de santé publique, Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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  • Jeffrey C. Kwong, on behalf of the Public Health Agency of Canada/Canadian Institutes of Health Research Influenza Research Network (PCIRN) Vaccine Coverage Theme Group mail

    jeff.kwong@utoronto.ca

    Affiliations: Infectious Diseases, Public Health Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Membership of the PCIRN Vaccine Coverage Theme Group is provided in the Acknowledgments.

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  • Published: December 18, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049627

About the Authors

Christine L. Heidebrecht, Susan Quach, Jennifer A. Pereira, Sherman D. Quan, Jeffrey C. Kwong
Infectious Diseases, Public Health Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sherman D. Quan
Centre for Innovation in Complex Care, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Faron Kolbe, Michael Finkelstein
Communicable Disease Control Directorate, Toronto Public Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Michael Finkelstein, Jeffrey C. Kwong
Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
David L. Buckeridge
Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Québec, Canada
David L. Buckeridge
Direction de santé publique, Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Jeffrey C. Kwong
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jeffrey C. Kwong
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: jeff.kwong@utoronto.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CLH SQ JAP SDQ FK MF DLB JCK. Performed the experiments: CLH. Analyzed the data: CLH SQ JAP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CLH SQ. Wrote the paper: CLH SQ JAP SDQ FK MF DLB JCK.