Safety


PUBLISHED: 2018 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Use of a new global indicator for vaccine safety surveillance and trends in adverse events following immunization reporting 2000–2015

Use of a new global indicator for vaccine safety surveillance and trends in adverse events following immunization reporting 2000–2015

Reporting of adverse events following immunization (AEFI) is a key component for functional vaccine safety monitoring system. The aim of this study is to document trends in the AEFI reporting ratio globally and across the six World Health Organization (WHO) regions.

Authors: Lei J et al.
Journal Issue: 12
Journal Title: Vaccine
Journal Volume: 36
Publisher: Elsevier

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Parents TYPE: External Link Autism : responding to parents' questions and concerns about vaccines

Autism : responding to parents' questions and concerns about vaccines

Provides links to resources for parents regarding autism and the safety of measles-mumps rubella (MMR)  vaccine.

Corporate Authors: Immunization Action Coalition
Publisher: Immunization Action Coalition

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Canada's eight-component vaccine safety system: A primer for health care workers

Canada's eight-component vaccine safety system: A primer for health care workers

Concerns about vaccine safety make some parents hesitant about immunization. Health care providers are pivotal in helping parents understand that Canada is a leader in vaccine safety. The present practice point provides an update on the eight components of Canada’s vaccine safety system: (1) an evidence-based pre-license review and approval process; (2) strong regulations for manufacturers; (3) independent evidence-based vaccine use recommendations; (4) immunization competency training and standards for health care providers; (5) pharmacovigilance programs to detect and (6) determine causality of adverse events following immunization (AEFIs); (7) a program for vaccine safety and efficacy signal detection; and (8) the Canadian Immunization Research Network’s special immunization clinics for children who have experienced serious AEFIs.

Authors: MacDonald NE and Law BJ
Journal Issue: 4
Journal Title: Paediatr Child Health
Journal Volume: 22
Publisher: Canadian Paediatric Society

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Canada’s eight-component vaccine safety system: A primer for health care workers

Canada’s eight-component vaccine safety system: A primer for health care workers

Concerns about vaccine safety make some parents hesitant about immunization. Health care providers are pivotal in helping parents understand that Canada is a leader in vaccine safety. The present practice point provides an update on the eight components of Canada’s vaccine safety system: (1) an evidence-based pre-license review and approval process; (2) strong regulations for manufacturers; (3) independent evidence-based vaccine use recommendations; (4) immunization competency training and standards for health care providers; (5) pharmacovigilance programs to detect and (6) determine causality of adverse events following immunization (AEFIs); (7) a program for vaccine safety and efficacy signal detection; and (8) the Canadian Immunization Research Network’s special immunization clinics for children who have experienced serious AEFIs.

Concerns about vaccine safety make some parents hesitant about immunization. Health care providers are pivotal in helping parents understand that Canada is a leader in vaccine safety. The present practice point provides an update on the eight components of Canada’s vaccine safety system.

Publisher: Canadian Paediatric Society

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS)

Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS)

The Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) was established in 1999 to respond promptly, efficiently, and with scientific rigour to vaccine safety issues of potential global importance. The Committee provides independent, authoritative, scientific advice to WHO on vaccine safety issues of global or regional concern with the potential to affect in the short or long term national immunization programmes.

Corporate Authors: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Global Vaccine Safety (WHO)

Global Vaccine Safety (WHO)

Provides access to factual information, global policies, best practices and resource documents, including training and communication material, in the area of immunization safety.

Corporate Authors: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Health care providers, Parents, Adults TYPE: PDFImmunization: Get the Facts

Immunization: Get the Facts

This pamphlet answers common misconceptions and questions about vaccines. Revised and updated in 2017.

Corporate Authors: Immunize Canada
Publisher: Immunize Canada

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link IMPACT : Canadian Immunization Monitoring Program, ACTive

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.

Corporate Authors: Canadian Paediatric Society
Publisher: Canadian Paediatric Society

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Health care providers, Adults TYPE: External Link Institute for Vaccine Safety

Institute for Vaccine Safety

Discusses current vaccine issues including thimerosal, polio vaccine and HIV. Provides an independent assessment of vaccines and vaccine safety to help guide decision makers and educate physicians, the public and the media about key issues surrounding the safety of vaccines.

Corporate Authors: Every Child By Two
Publisher: Institute for Vaccine Safety, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Les fournisseurs de soins, Parents, Adultes TYPE: External Link La sécurité des vaccins (Agence de la santé publique du Canada)

La sécurité des vaccins (Agence de la santé publique du Canada)

Corporate Authors: Agence de la santé publique du Canada
Publisher: Agence de la santé publique du Canada