Report an adverse reaction to a vaccine: hospitals

There are new mandatory reporting requirements for hospitals. Hospitals must report, in writing, within 30 days of documenting the serious adverse drug reaction within the facility. We encourage hospitals to report sooner, if possible.

Health care professionals who work in a hospital should check with their hospital administration to learn about any new requirements.

Hospitals are not required to report an adverse reaction to a vaccine that is part of a routine provincial or territorial immunization program.

Report a serious adverse reaction

Please download the form to your desktop before filling out.

To report through the secure File Transfer Protocol (sFTP) contact the Canada Vigilance Program.

If you are reporting as part of a provincially regulated immunization program, please contact the Public Health Agency of Canada.

What is a vaccine

Vaccines are products that produce immunity to a specific disease. Most vaccines are given by injection (needle) but some are given orally (by mouth) or nasally (sprayed into the nose).

They protect people against serious and potentially deadly diseases, such as diphtheria, measles, polio and tetanus.

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