links and info
Here are some useful links and resources...

The AAP's Childhood Immunization Support Program (CISP) has excellent information for pediatricians on their website. It includes policy guidelines, communication tools and parent resources - all supported by sound scientific research. The web site also assists in helping parents make informed decisions about immunizations.
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 American Pediatric Society provides answers to parents’ questions about immunization – all supported by scientific research. See AAP resource The Childhood Immunization Support Program.
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The BCCDC is responsible for the management of immunization program service delivery including planning, organizing, budgeting, supervising, coordinating, directing, monitoring and evaluating all new and existing programs.
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)


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.
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.
“I Boost Immunity” is an initiative sponsored by the Public Health Association of BC (PHABC). The program is based on the idea that giving people a place to celebrate their choice to vaccinate themselves or their kids is long overdue,” says Michael Barnes, BC PHAC executive director. “I Boost Immunity does that by crowdsourcing everyday British Columbians to provide a real life perspective of how important vaccines are in protecting us, not just as individuals, but as a community as a whole.”

Anyone can easily sign up to become an immunization booster by visiting www.IBoostImmunity.ca. Boosters can share articles and stories through Facebook, Twitter and email. The platform includes a ‘Tell us your story’ application, which encourages people to share why they support immunization and ‘Booster U’, a short training course designed to help prepare new boosters to become confident and successful immunization champions.

Campaign leaders especially welcome stories from pediatricians and physicians.
ImmunizeBC is a 'one stop shop' for immunization information and resources for and is an important resource for health care professionals that includes links to important immunization updates, resources, and the BC Immunization Manual.
A Parents Guide to Immunization, a downloadable pamphlet for parents. Click here and search the Popular Resources section.

Immunize Canada is a coalition of national non-governmental, professional, health, consumer, government and private sector organizations with a specific interest in promoting the understanding and use of vaccines recommended by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

New Meningococcal Disease Patient Brochure 
"Asking for an Outbreak of Preventable Diseases"Click here to read the full article from Maclean's magazine.
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.
Immunization: An Important Choice You Make for your Child. Search site: Vancouver Coastal Health.

BCPS   British Columbia Pediatric Society
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