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Canada Communicable Disease Report CCDR

ISSN 1481-8531 (On-line)

CCDR: Volume 40-08, April 17, 2014

For readers interested in the PDF version, the document is available for download or viewing: CCDR: Volume 40-08, April 17, 2014 (PDF document - 967 KB - 19 pages)

Inside this issue: Vaccine preventable diseases

This issue heralds National Immunization Awareness Week, April 26-May 3. Learn about the work needed to maintain our elimination status for measles and rubella; read a summary of recommendations of the Canadian Immunization Committee to expand human papillomavirus vaccine programs to young males and other high-risk groups; link to summaries of recommendations on pertussis vaccine by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

Surveillance and outbreak report

Documenting the elimination of measles, rubella and congenital rubella syndrome in Ontario: 2009-12
Lim GH, Deeks SL, Fediurek J, Gubbay J and Crowcroft NS


Summary of Canadian Immunization Committee (CIC) recommendations for HPV immunization programs
Canadian Immunization Committee

What are the new active vaccine recommendations in the Canadian Immunization Guide?
Warshawsky B and Gemmill I on behalf of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization

Useful links

National Immunization coverage reports (NEW!)
Public Health Agency of Canada, Centre for Immunization and Infectious Respiratory Diseases

Update on pertussis vaccination in pregnancy: summary table
National Immunization Advisory Committee

Statement on the booster for 4-6 year-olds for protection against pertussis
National Immunization Advisory Committee


CATMAT correction on its Statement on Pregnancy and Travel - CCDR 2010:36: ACS-2
Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel