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PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Assessment of sex-specific differences in adverse events following immunization reporting in Ontario, 2012–15

Assessment of sex-specific differences in adverse events following immunization reporting in Ontario, 2012–15

Highlights:

  • Sex differences in AEFI reporting within passive surveillance systems are not well understood.

  • We assessed sex-specific trends in passive AEFI surveillance in Ontario, Canada over four years. We observed overall predominance of female AEFI reports that varied by age, vaccine and reaction.

  • Our findings support that both biological and behavioural factors may explain these differences.

  • Further study is needed to characterize the relationship between sex, gender and AEFI reporting.

Authors: Harris T et al.
Journal Issue: 19
Journal Title: Vaccine
Journal Volume: 35
Publisher: Elsevier

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Les fournisseurs de soins TYPE: External Link Augmentation des infections invasives à Neisseria meningitidis de sérogroupe W au Canada de 2009 à 2016

Augmentation des infections invasives à Neisseria meningitidis de sérogroupe W au Canada de 2009 à 2016

La prévalence de la méningococcie à MenW augmente au Canada et est associée à une augmentation des cas attribuables au complexe clonal ST-11 émergent, qui a maintenant été identifié dans cinq provinces canadiennes. Il semble plus courant chez les patients âgés que le complexe clonal ST-22 traditionnel, plus répandu chez les jeunes patients.

Authors: Tsang RSW et al.
Journal Issue: 7-8
Journal Title: Relevé des maladies transmissibles au Canada
Journal Volume: 43
Publisher: Agence de la santé publique du Canada

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Health care providers, Parents, Adults TYPE: External Link Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)

Provides links to resources discussing the hypothesis that vaccines cause autism.

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

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