CCDR: Volume 41-10, October 1, 2015: Vaccines

Inside this issue: Vaccines

There are a lot of good developments in the area of vaccines. Know the latest recommendations for influenza vaccines this season, including the use of quadrivalent vaccines, especially in infants and young children. Learn about the re-emergence of polio, and why acute flaccid paralysis surveillance here in Canada remains critical. And for something completely different, read about some recent cases of Q fever that arose from medical tourism and live cell therapy.

Table of contents

Rapid communication
Q fever outbreak among travelers to Germany associated with live cell therapy — United States and Canada, 2014: a co-publication
Robyn MP, Newman AP, Amato M, Walawander M, Kothe C, Nerone JD et al

Advisory Committee Statement
Summary of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) Statement on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for 2015–2016
Gemmill I on behalf of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI)

Commentary
The polio eradication endgame: Why immunization and continued surveillance is critical
Booth TF, Grudeski E, McDermid A, Rotondo J

Evaluation
A spot of bother: Why varicella vaccine programs matter
Harris T, Seo CY, Shing E, Wong K, Fediurek J, Deeks SL

ID News
Innovations in vaccine development and surveillance

Useful resources
Immunize Canada. Influenza Immunization Awareness Campaign: 2015–2016 Campaign resources

Upcoming conferences

November 11-13, 2015: European Centre for Disease Control. European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE): Stockholm, Sweden

November 11-14, 2015: College of Family Physicians of Canada. Family Medicine Forum: Toronto, ON

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