Describes the work of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization. Makes recommendations for the use of vaccines currently or newly approved for use in humans in Canada, including the identification of groups at risk for vaccine-preventable disease for whom vaccine programs should be targeted.
There is no scientific evidence that MMR vaccine causes autism. The question about a possible link between MMR vaccine and autism has been extensively reviewed by independent groups of experts in the United States, including the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine (now renamed the National Academy of Medicine). These reviews have concluded that the available epidemiologic evidence does not support a causal link between MMR vaccine and autism
Describes the activities of and offers statements from the Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel (CATMAT), whose mandate is to provide rational, consistent and widely-disseminated guidelines for travel medicine and tropical medicine.
Provides families with information about all areas influencing child health and family quality of life. Includes a Just for Kids section that has age-appropriate animations for kids on many different health topics. Also includes information on immunization and possible reactions associated with different vaccines.
Dedicated to preventing lung disease and promoting lung health (US).
Offers general information and links to resources about bird flu.
Represents over 90 members who have joined together to advance vaccinology, including specialists in childhood and adult infectious disease, public health, microbiology, clinical trials, vaccine immunology and technology assessment, social and behavioural science, nursing research, epidemiology and biostatistics.
CFID is the fundraising arm of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada -- Canada’s largest association of microbiologists and infectious disease specialists.
Describes the activities of the Canadian Liver Foundation, a national, charitable organization dedicated to liver health and to eliminating the over 100 foms of liver disease.