13 May [PHO] Rounds: COVID-19 in Pregnancy in Ontario: Findings from the First Year

You are invited to [PHO] Rounds: COVID-19 in Pregnancy in Ontario: Findings from the First Year on Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 at 12:00PM to 1:00PM.


The Better Outcomes Registry and Network (BORN) Ontario began surveillance of COVID-19-infected pregnant individuals in Ontario beginning March 1, 2020 to respond to the urgent public health crisis. There are two mechanisms for BORN to ascertain cases through: the public health system that keeps a record of everyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding, and tests positive for the virus, and Case Reports from hospitals and midwifery practice groups across the province. These two data sources are linked with the BORN Information System data to provide more in-depth information on pregnancy and birth outcomes. 

As of March 2021, BORN has received 1,391 notifications of positive cases from public health and 500 Case Report Forms from Ontario hospitals. 

The surveillance data has enabled BORN to provide credible information to facilitate and improve care, and to help guide decision making provincially and nationally. BORN is now gearing up for vaccine surveillance for the pregnant population.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the data collected by BORN Ontario to assist with COVID-19 surveillance in the pregnant and breastfeeding population
  2. Discuss the emerging evidence on SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnant individuals and newborns in Ontario, Canada, and internationally
  3. Summarize BORN Ontario’s plans for COVID-19 vaccine surveillance in the Ontario pregnant population

You can learn more and register here.