Use of Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) Vaccine for the Management of Mumps Outbreaks in Canada: An Advisory Committee Statement
Utilisation du vaccin contre la rougeole, la rubéole et les oreillons (RRO) pour la prise en charge des éclosions d’oreillons au Canada : Déclaration d'un comité consultatif
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
The 2016 mid-term review of the Global Measles-Rubella Strategic Plan 2012–20 for achieving measles-rubella elimination concluded that the full potential of strategies and activities to strengthen routine immunization (RI) service delivery had not been met. In December 2017, researchers contacted the World Health Organization (WHO) and partner agency immunization staff in all six WHO Regions who identified 23 countries working on measles or rubella elimination that have implemented examples of recommended activities to improve RI, adapted to their needs.
Both in Canada and abroad, maintaining high vaccination coverage with measles-containing vaccine remains a significant public health effort, as well as an essential component of a strategy for achieving and maintaining measles elimination. Although importations and suboptimal vaccination coverage continue to challenge Canada’s elimination status, surveillance data provided strong evidence that measles elimination has been maintained.
A solid majority of Americans believe vaccinating their children against measles, mumps and rubella has high preventive health benefits. But several groups – particularly parents of young children – are less convinced of the benefits and more concerned about the safety of the MMR vaccine.
Tant au Canada qu’à l'étranger, le maintien d’une couverture élevée par le vaccin contenant le virus de la rougeole demeure un important effort de santé publique, ainsi qu’un élément essentiel d’une stratégie en vue d’atteindre et de maintenir l’élimination de la rougeole. Bien que les cas importés et la couverture vaccinale sous-optimale continuent de menacer le statut d’élimination de la rougeole pour le Canada, les données de surveillance fournissent des preuves solides que l’élimination de la rougeole a été maintenue.
Emphasizes that while vaccination programs have eliminated or significantly reduced many vaccine-preventable diseases, these diseases still exist and can once again become common and deadly if vaccination coverage does not continue at high levels.
Reviews recent controversies surrounding immunizations and ASD (austic spectrum disorder).
Evergreen edition presents information on the immunizing agents available in Canada and their use in the prevention of communicable diseases.