For Physicians and Familes

Vaccination was one of the most important achievements in public health in the 20th century. Current Canadian disease levels are 92–100% lower than prevaccination-era disease levels. However, many children in the Canada, as well as other countries, still die from vaccine-preventable diseases.

* Highest number of cases in a single year in the five years proceeding vaccine introduction.
** Data for measles and rubella from the Canadian Measles and Rubella Surveillance System (CMRSS). All other data are from the Canadian Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (CNDSS). Most recent report of cases in Canada in 2011. 2011 is the most recent validated data available for publication.

Every opportunity should be taken to ensure children and their parents have up to date information on immunizations.

BCPS   British Columbia Pediatric Society
Room 2D19, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4
604.875.3101 phone 604.875.2890 fax