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Canada Communicable Disease Report CCDR

ISSN 1481-8531 (On-line)

CCDR: Volume 40 S-3, December 4, 2014

For readers interested in the PDF version, the document is available for download or viewing: CCDR: Volume 40 S-3, December 4, 2014 (PDF document - 1,706 KB - 44 pages)

In this supplement: Vaccine Safety

Canada has one of the best vaccine safety surveillance systems in the world yet few people appreciate how it works. Read about the adverse events that were tracked in 2012, and the early detection and response system we have in place to identify vaccine safety issues. See the Useful links section to see how our capacity has been recently strengthened with the funding of the Canadian Immunization Research Network.

Invited Editorial

Vaccine vigilance in Canada: Is it as robust as it could be?

Duclos P


Canadian Adverse Events Following Immunization Surveillance System (CAEFISS) Annual report for vaccines administered in 2012

Law BJ, Laflèche J, Ahmadipour N, Anyoti H


Behind the scenes in public health: Adverse events following immunization (AEFI) signal investigation in British Columbia

MacDonald L, Naus M

Analyzing and strengthening the vaccine safety program in Manitoba

Montalban JM, Ogbuneke C, Hilderman T

Canada’s Vaccine Vigilance Working Group

Ahmadipour N, Toth E, Law BJ

The Canadian Immunization Monitoring Program, ACTive (IMPACT):
Active surveillance for vaccine adverse events and vaccine-preventable diseases

Bettinger JA, Halperin SA, Vaudry W, Law BJ, Scheifele DW

Useful links

Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN). Strengthening Canada’s Immunization Research CapabilitiesExternal Link.

Public Health Agency of Canada. Canadian Immunization Guide. Part 2: Vaccine Safety