helpful resources
Please see the Following Links for Additional Information:

The Canadian Pediatric Society also has some excellent resources about immunization here (scroll down to the Information for sharing with parents and caregivers section). Specific information can be found here:

Your Child's Best Shot: A Parent's Guide to Vaccination (Fee charged for purchase of this publication)


Immunize Canada contributes to the control/elimination/eradication of vaccine-preventable diseases in Canada by increasing awareness of the benefits and risks of immunization.
The American Pediatric Society provides answers to parents’ questions about immunization – all supported by scientific research. See AAP resource The Childhood Immunization Support Program.
AboutKidsHealth is a Canadian non-profit information source for children’s health. Among others it provides detailed info on immunization and vaccine preventable diseases.

The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), Immunize Canada and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) have collaborated to develop a free app for smart phones and other mobile devices that will help Canadians keep track of their vaccinations.
The safety of vaccines is carefully monitored, starting early in the product development and continuing for as long as the vaccine is being used. Find out about what is done before and after vaccines are approved for use and what is known about the benefits and safety of specific vaccines.
Please click here for the Canadian Immunization Guide (Health Canada). The Guide is a comprehensive resource on immunization for health professionals, vaccine program decision-makers and other Canadian stakeholders with an interest in immunization. It has been developed based on recommendations and statements of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) and the Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel (CATMAT) that advises on travel-related health hazards, including vaccine preventable diseases.
Health Canada has an excellent resource for parents which contains a wide variety of resources from recommended vaccines to information for parents concerned about vaccine safety.

New Meningococcal Disease Patient Brochure 
"Asking for an Outbreak of Preventable Diseases"Click here to read the full article from Maclean's magazine.
A Parents Guide to Immunization, a downloadable pamphlet for parents. Click here and search the Popular Resources section.
Immunization: An Important Choice You Make for your Child. Search site: Vancouver Coastal Health.