Immunization in Canada: a 6-year update

Halperin, Scott A.; Pianosi, Kiersten
June 2010
Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association;Jun2010, Vol. 54 Issue 2, p85
Academic Journal
The authors reflect on the status of immunization programs in Canada in 2010. They suggest that immunization programs in Canada have changed substantially sine 2004. They argue that it is important for health care workers and members of the public to keep themselves up to date and informed about immunizations and that the public must be reassured about the safety and effectiveness of immunization.


Related Articles

  • What are the new active vaccine recommendations in the Canadian Immunization Guide? Warshawsky, B.; Gemmill, I. // Canada Communicable Disease Report;4/17/2014, Vol. 40 Issue 8, p154 

    The article reports on the new active vaccine recommendations presented by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), the scientific advisory body on immunization for the Public Health Agency of Canada. It is said that NACI develops guideline for the use of vaccines for Canadians,...

  • Canada not immune to spread of polio. Brown, Carolyn // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/8/2014, Vol. 186 Issue 10, p738 

    The article reports on the risk of polio outbreak in Canada in 2014, according to Doctor Noni MacDonald, a World Health Organization (WHO) advisor on immunization, vaccine and biologics. He pointed out that the weak points in the country's immunization approach and coverage could lead to an...

  • What do we know about how to improve vaccine uptake? Naus, M. // Canada Communicable Disease Report;4/20/2015, Vol. 41 Issue S-3, p6 

    Over the past 100 years, an increasing array of vaccines has been introduced into the Canadian market and yet optimal use depends on public demand and acceptance of these products. In the 1990s, research focused on key barriers to vaccine uptake, highlighting the importance of barriers to access...

  • Summary of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization's Update on the recommended human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine immunization schedule. Ismail, S.; Deeks, S. // Canada Communicable Disease Report;4/20/2015, Vol. 41 Issue S-3, p11 

    Background: Human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are the most common sexually transmitted infections. In the absence of vaccination, it is estimated that 75% of sexually active Canadians will have a sexually transmitted HPV infection at some point in their lives. Canada's National Advisory...

  • Summary of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization's Update on quadrivalent meningococcal vaccines available in Canada. Henry, B. // Canada Communicable Disease Report;4/20/2015, Vol. 41 Issue S-3, p17 

    Background: Invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) has an overall mortality of approximately 10% and up to 35% of survivors may experience long term sequelae. Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommends immunization with a quadrivalent conjugate meningococcal vaccine of...

  • The Impact of the Meningococcal Serogroup C Conjugate Vaccine in Canada Between 2002 and 2012. Sadarangani, Manish; Scheifele, David W.; Halperin, Scott A.; Vaudry, Wendy; Le Saux, Nicole; Tsang, Raymond; Bettinger, Julie A. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;Nov2014, Vol. 59 Issue 9, p1208 

    The meningococcal serogroup C conjugate vaccine has significantly reduced serogroup C meningococcal disease in Canada, despite different immunization schedules used in different provinces. Direct and indirect protection was achieved with the largest reduction in the 15–24 year age...

  • Measles vaccination: a shot of common sense. Giddings, Gordon // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/10/2014, Vol. 186 Issue 9, p651 

    The author addresses the issue of measles vaccination in Canada. He discusses childhood vaccination rates in the country as of 2014, reasons behind decreasing immunizations in Canada and impact of the decline in vaccination rates on the country's global economic standing. He also talks about the...

  • 'Nosodes' are no substitute for vaccines. Rieder, Michael J.; Robinson, Joan L. // Paediatrics & Child Health (1205-7088);May2015, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p1 

    A growing antivaccine movement in Canada and elsewhere is hearing more about an unproven homeopathic therapy, 'nosodes', as an alternative to routine vaccines. The present statement defines nosodes and describes limitations for their use in children. There is scant evidence in the medical...

  • Seeking Input on Canadian Public Health Goals.  // Journal of the Canadian Dental Association;Jun2005, Vol. 71 Issue 6, p383 

    The article reports that federal, provincial and territorial governments in Canada have introduced a goal-setting process in March 2005 that aims to upgrade the country's public health goals.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics