Immunization and vaccines

About immunization and vaccines, including vaccine-preventable diseases, schedules and Canada's vaccine safety network.

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Vaccination and pregnancy

Benefits of vaccination for you and your baby before, during and after pregnancy.

Vaccination for children

Information for parents, caregivers and health professionals on children's vaccinations.

Vaccination for adults

Why vaccination is important for adults, especially for travellers and those over 60 years old.

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

The Vaccine-Preventable diseases listed below are presented with a study/epidemiology of the disease, information about the vaccine, followed by a list of selected references.

Flu (influenza)

Causes, symptoms, risks, treatment, prevention, surveillance information and guidance for health professionals.

Travel vaccines

Recommended vaccines for travellers and how to find a yellow fever vaccination clinic in Canada.

Vaccine Safety

Presents a gateway to immunization information including vaccine safety, influenza/flu shot information, immunization schedules, the Canadian Immunization Guide, and FluWatch.

Immunization coverage and registries

Tracking immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases and improving immunization registries and databases.

Vaccine supply

How Canada buys, stores and handles vaccines, and how supply gaps or delays are addressed and prevented.

Immunization and vaccine awareness materials

Resources on the benefits of immunization that raise awareness on how vaccines work.

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National Advisory Committee on Immunization

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) makes recommendations for the use of vaccines currently or newly approved for use in humans in Canada, including the identification of groups at risk for vaccine-preventable disease for whom vaccine programs should be targeted.

Canadian Immunization Guide

The official vaccination resource for health professionals, vaccine program decision makers and other stakeholders.

Immunization schedules

Schedule tool, provincial and territorial information, recommended schedules and vaccines for specific populations.

For First Nations and Inuit – Vaccines: how they protect children

About vaccines, how vaccines work, reasons to vaccinate, vaccine safety.

For First Nations and Inuit – Vaccines: making sure kids get their vaccinations

When to vaccinate your child, where to vaccinate your child, keeping track of your child’s vaccinations.

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