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Immunization and Vaccines

Immunization and Vaccines

Over the last 50 years, immunization has saved more lives than any other health measure. Vaccination is the best way for you and your family to prevent very serious diseases.

It is important to make decisions about vaccination based on facts. You can trust the Public Health Agency of Canada to give you credible, science-based advice about vaccines. We work with national and international public health experts to ensure the safest and most effective vaccine programs for all Canadians.

ImmunizeCA is a free mobile vaccine application (app) that will help you manage your family's vaccination records. Download the app today at Immunize CanadaExternal Link to get access to immunization schedules across the country and learn more about vaccination!

  • Vaccination for ChildrenExternal Link

    Includes information for parents, caregivers, and health professionals about immunization for children.

  • Vaccine Safety

    Vaccine safety is very important - find out what is known, how we continue to study vaccines, and answers to commonly asked questions.

  • Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

    Learn how many serious diseases, like measles or whooping cough, are preventable.

  • Influenza (the flu)External Link

    Flu is a serious illness. Learn how to protect yourself, why vaccine is important, and how FluWatch tracks the disease nationally.

  • Travel vaccinesExternal Link

    Information about recommended vaccines for travelers and how to find a yellow fever vaccination clinic in Canada.

  • For Health Professionals

    Review useful resources, including epidemiology, treatment for vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccine advice and guidelines.

  • National Advisory Committee on Immunization

    Immunization statements and guidance on vaccines approved for use in Canada.

  • Canadian Immunization Guide

    A resource on key immunization information including vaccines and vaccine safety.

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