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Evidence Synthesis – understanding midwives as vaccine providers in Canada

Funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Immunization Partnership Fund, CAM developed an evidence synthesis to understand the barriers and facilitators to the implementation and integration of midwives as vaccine providers in health systems in Canada. Our findings were informed by three main sources of evidence, which included 23 relevant peer-reviewed articles, 39 key informant interviews with health systems’ stakeholders across Canada, and a review of publicly available resources. The synthesis serves as an evidence-based tool for health professionals, midwifery associations, and health system decision makers to understand the current state of midwives’ provision of vaccines across Canada and to also inform future vaccine-related healthcare decisions based on the best available evidence.