Reactions & side effects
MMR vaccine does not cause autism. Examine the evidence.
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
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.
Assessment of sex-specific differences in adverse events following immunization reporting in Ontario, 2012–15
Sex differences in AEFI reporting within passive surveillance systems are not well understood.
We assessed sex-specific trends in passive AEFI surveillance in Ontario, Canada over four years. We observed overall predominance of female AEFI reports that varied by age, vaccine and reaction.
Our findings support that both biological and behavioural factors may explain these differences.
Further study is needed to characterize the relationship between sex, gender and AEFI reporting.
IMPACT : Canadian Immunization Monitoring Program, ACTive
IMPACT is a pediatric hospital-based national active surveillance network for vaccine-preventable associated adverse events, vaccine failures and selected infectious diseases in children that are, or are soon to be, vaccine preventable.
La sécurité des vaccins (Agence de la santé publique du Canada)
Vaccine Safety (Public Health Agency of Canada)
Provides news, an a-z topic index, and links to federal, provincial and territorial regulatory bodies dealing with vaccine safety.
Autistic spectrum disorder : no causal relationship with vaccines
Reviews recent controversies surrounding immunizations and ASD (austic spectrum disorder).
Canadian Adverse Events Following Immunization Surveillance System (CAEFISS)
Provides a national monitoring system for reporting adverse events and suspected adverse events following immunization. Formerly Vaccine Associated Adverse Events Surveillance System (VAAESS).
Frequently asked questions about febrile seizures following childhood vaccinations
Answers questions about fever-related seizures that can happen after DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, and whole-cell pertussis) and MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccinations.
Les troubles envahissants du développement : aucune relation causale avec les vaccins
Le présent article analyse de récentes controverses entourant l’immunisation et les troubles envahissants du développment (TED) et conclut qu’aucune donnée n’appuie une association entre ces deux éléments.