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PUBLISHED: 2018 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link NACI Literature Review on the Comparative Effectiveness and Immunogenicity of Subunit and Split Virus Inactivated Influenza Vaccines in Adults 65 Years of Age and Older

NACI Literature Review on the Comparative Effectiveness and Immunogenicity of Subunit and Split Virus Inactivated Influenza Vaccines in Adults 65 Years of Age and Older

Subunit and split virus inactivated influenza vaccines are two commonly used types of seasonal influenza vaccines, and continue to dominate the market in Canada. Although these two formulations of influenza vaccine have been available for many decades, NACI has not previously conducted a literature review to investigate the comparative vaccine effectiveness of these different formulations. A difference in vaccine effectiveness between these formulations would be especially important for older adults (65 years of age or older), since there is evidence that older adults experience more severe illness due to influenza and have reduced vaccine effectiveness compared to younger adults. To address this gap, NACI conducted a literature review to examine the vaccine effectiveness and immunogenicity of unadjuvanted, standard dose subunit inactivated influenza vaccines compared to unadjuvanted, standard dose split virus inactivated influenza  vaccines in adults 65 years of age and older.

Corporate Authors: National Advisory Committee on Immunization
Publisher: Public Health Agency of Canada

PUBLISHED: 2018 CATEGORY: Health care providers, Parents, Pregnant women TYPE: PDFPertussis. Contagious. Preventable.

Pertussis. Contagious. Preventable.

Poster: Immunization against pertussis during pregnancy is safe and helps reduce the risk of disease in infants.

Corporate Authors: Immunize Canada

PUBLISHED: 2018 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Potential strategies to improve childhood immunization rates in Canada: CPS Position Statement

Potential strategies to improve childhood immunization rates in Canada: CPS Position Statement

Immunization rates in Canada are suboptimal. Strategies such as making immunization mandatory for child care or school entry and financial incentives are used in other countries. Additional strategies that could work in the Canadian context include requiring accurate immunization records at school entry, implementing immunization registries at the provincial/territorial level, educating parents and school-aged children about vaccine-preventable diseases and making it more convenient for parents to ensure their children are fully immunized.

Authors: Robinson JL
Corporate Authors: Infectious Diseases and Immunization Committee
Publisher: Canadian Paediatric Society

PUBLISHED: 2018 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Q & A on Tdap Vaccination Against Pertussis (Whooping Cough) During Pregnancy in Canada

Q & A on Tdap Vaccination Against Pertussis (Whooping Cough) During Pregnancy in Canada

This document answers frequently asked questions health care providers may have when offering or administering the Tdap vaccine  to pregnant women.
Authors: Castillo, E et al.
Corporate Authors: Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Publisher: Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

PUBLISHED: 2018 CATEGORY: Les fournisseurs de soins TYPE: External Link Questions-réponses sur l’immunisation contre la coqueluche avec le vaccin dcaT pendant la grossesse au Canada

Questions-réponses sur l’immunisation contre la coqueluche avec le vaccin dcaT pendant la grossesse au Canada

Ce document présente les réponses aux questions fréquemment posées aux fournisseurs de soins de santé dans le cadre de la proposition ou de l’administration du vaccin dcaT aux femmes enceintes.
Authors: Castillo, E et al.
Corporate Authors: Société des obstétriciens et gynécologues du Canada
Publisher: Société des obstétriciens et gynécologues du Canada


PUBLISHED: 2018 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Reasons for non-vaccination: Parental vaccine hesitancy and the childhood influenza vaccination school pilot programme in England

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.

Authors: Paterson P, Chantler T, Larson HJ
Journal Issue: 36
Journal Title: Vaccine
Journal Volume: 36
Publisher: Elsevier

PUBLISHED: 2018 CATEGORY: Les fournisseurs de soins TYPE: External Link Recommandations à jour sur l’utilisation des vaccins contre le zona

Recommandations à jour sur l’utilisation des vaccins contre le zona

Selon les données probantes examinées et résumées dans la présente déclaration de son comité consultatif, le Comité consultatif de l’immunisation fait des recommandations relativement à l’utilisation du VVVCZ recommandé par le passé et du VRZ récemment autorisé au niveau de la population et au niveau individuel.

Corporate Authors: Comité consultatif national de l'immunisation
Publisher: Agence de la santé publique du Canada

PUBLISHED: 2018 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: PDFRecommended Vaccines for Healthy Preteens, Adolescents and Young Adults (aged 9 to 25)

Recommended Vaccines for Healthy Preteens, Adolescents and Young Adults (aged 9 to 25)

This resource summarizes recommended immunizations for healthy preteens, adolescents and young adults between the ages of 9 and 25 who have completed recommended childhood vaccinations, and provides counseling points for health care providers.

Corporate Authors: Immunize Canada
Publisher: Immunize Canada

PUBLISHED: 2018 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Repeated influenza vaccination for preventing severe and fatal influenza infection in older adults: a multicentre case–control study

Repeated influenza vaccination for preventing severe and fatal influenza infection in older adults: a multicentre case–control study

The effectiveness of repeated vaccination for influenza to prevent severe cases remains unclear. Researchers evaluated the effectiveness of influenza vaccination on preventing admissions to hospital for influenza and reducing disease severity.

Authors: Casado I et al.
Journal Issue: 2018 January 8
Journal Title: CMAJ
Journal Volume: 190
Publisher: Canadian Medical Association