Parents are responsible for the well-being of their children, including protecting them from illness caused by diseases that are vaccine-preventable. Learn about vaccination and why it is important to your child’s health.
Effectiveness of a hospital-based postnatal parent education intervention about pain management during infant vaccination: a randomized controlled trial
Parents have reported that they want to learn how to reduce pain in infants during vaccinations. The objective was to compare different levels of intensity of postnatal education about pain mitigation on parental self-reported use of interventions at future infant vaccinations. Hospital-based postnatal education increased parental use of pain interventions at infant vaccinations and can be added to existing education.
Les parents sont responsables du bien-être de leurs enfants, y compris de les protéger des maladies évitables par la vaccination. Renseignez-vous sur la vaccination et apprenez pourquoi elle est si importante pour votre enfant.
Reasons for non-vaccination: Parental vaccine hesitancy and the childhood influenza vaccination school pilot programme in England
The aim of this study was to explore the reasons some parents decided not to vaccinate their child against influenza as part of the pilot programme offered in [UK] schools.
Canada's Provincial and Territorial Routine (and Catch-up) Vaccination Programs for Infants and Children
This table summarizes the current routine vaccination schedule for infants and children in all provinces and territories across Canada. Provincial and territorial schedules change regularly. This schedule is updated four times per year in collaboration with the CNCI and the CIC.
Vaccination coverage remains suboptimal in Canada and sporadic outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles and pertussis continue to occur. This study was undertaken to identify sociodemographic determinants of total non-vaccination (having never received any vaccine), non-vaccination for measles (0 doses) and incomplete vaccination for pertussis (< 4 doses) among 2-year-old Canadian children. Data from the 2013 Childhood National Immunization Coverage Survey (CNICS) were used. Associations between sociodemographic factors and outcomes were measured by multiple logistic regressions and adjusted odds ratios (aOR) were calculated. A total of 5,477 children were included in the analyses of total non-vaccination, and 3,899 children were included in the analysis of non-vaccination for measles and incomplete vaccination for pertussis. Overall, 2.7% of children (95% CI 2.0–3.3) had received no vaccine at all. Lower parental education, i.e., the responding parent having a high school diploma, trade certificate or less (compared with university graduation) was associated with total non-vaccination (aOR 1.99, 95% CI 1.02–3.91). Non-vaccination for measles was more frequent among children of single parent families (aOR 1.63, 95% CI 1.01–2.61) and those of parents with lower education (aOR 1.86, 95% CI 1.26–2.76). The odds of incomplete vaccination for pertussis was greater among children born outside Canada (aOR 3.10, 95% CI 1.73–5.58), of parents with lower education (aOR 1.92, 95% CI 1.41–2.62), and those whose household income was between $40,000 and $59,999 (aOR 1.47; 95% CI 1.04–2.07) or lower than $40,000 (aOR 1.58, 95% CI 1.13–2.22). Significant regional variation was also found for all outcomes. In conclusion, despite universal access to free childhood vaccines in Canada, regional variation and socioeconomic inequalities in vaccine uptake were still observed. Further analyses are warranted to identify barriers contributing to these variations.
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This fact sheet can help you decide if vaccine information you find on the Internet is accurate.
This pamphlet answers common misconceptions and questions about vaccines. Revised and updated in 2017.
Information sur la vaccination qu'on trouve sur Internet : Est-ce qu'on peut se fier à ce qu'on lit?
Ce feuillet d’information a pour but de vous aider à décider si l’information sur les vaccins que vous trouvez sur Internet est exacte.