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PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Health care providers, Parents, Adults, Travellers TYPE: External Link Avian influenza (CDC)

Avian influenza (CDC)

Offers general information and links to resources about bird flu.

Corporate Authors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Beyond antigenic match: possible agent-host and immuno-epidemiological influences on influenza vaccine effectiveness during the 2015–16 season in Canada

Beyond antigenic match: possible agent-host and immuno-epidemiological influences on influenza vaccine effectiveness during the 2015–16 season in Canada

Vaccine effectiveness (VE) estimates are reported from Canada’s Sentinel Practitioner Surveillance Network (SPSN) for the 2015–16 influenza season, characterized by a delayed A(H1N1)pdm09 epidemic and concurrent B(Victoria) activity. Potential influences beyond antigenic match are explored including viral genomic variation, birth cohort effects, prior vaccination and epidemic period.

Authors: Skowronski D et al.
Journal Title: The Journal of Infectious Diseases
Journal Volume: jix526
Publisher: Oxford University Press

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link CAIRE : Canadian Association for Immunization Research and Evaluation

CAIRE : Canadian Association for Immunization Research and Evaluation

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.

Corporate Authors: Canadian Association for Immunization Research and Evaluation
Publisher: Canadian Association for Immunization Research and Evaluation

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Canada Communicable Disease Report (CCDR)

Canada Communicable Disease Report (CCDR)

Provides links to issues of the Canada Communicable Disease Report.

Corporate Authors: Public Health Agency of Canada
Publisher: Public Health Agency of Canada

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, Parents TYPE: External Link Canada's Provincial and Territorial Routine (and Catch-up) Vaccination Programs for Infants and Children

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.

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

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 Canada’s pandemic vaccine strategy

Canada’s pandemic vaccine strategy

Outlines Canada’s pandemic influenza vaccine strategy as described in the Canadian Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (CPIP) task group annex on vaccines. The strategy encompasses all elements of a vaccine program including prioritization of the initial vaccine distribution, securing a pandemic vaccine supply, regulatory approval of a pandemic vaccine, vaccine safety, distribution and storage of the vaccine, allocation and vaccine uptake.

Authors: Henry B, Gadient S
Corporate Authors: Canadian Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (CPIP) Task Group
Journal Issue: 7-8
Journal Title: Canada Communicable Disease Report
Journal Volume: 43
Publisher: Public Health Agency of Canada

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Health care providers, Adults TYPE: External Link Canadian Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Canadian Foundation for Infectious Diseases

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.

Corporate Authors: Canadian Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Publisher: Canadian Foundation for Infectious Diseases

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Canadian Immunization Guide Chapter on Influenza and Statement on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for 2017–2018

Canadian Immunization Guide Chapter on Influenza and Statement on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for 2017–2018

This document, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI): Canadian Immunization Guide Chapter on Influenza and Statement on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for 2017–2018 updates NACI’s recommendations regarding the use of seasonal influenza vaccines.

Corporate Authors: National Advisory Committee on Immunization
Publisher: Government of Canada