A free yellow card app allows parents to record and store their child's immunization record on their smart phone. The app also has a function that informs parents when their child's next immunization is due.
HPV can potentially infect three out of every four Canadians (PDF) in their lifetime. While most HPV infections resolve on their own, in some individuals it can lead to cancer of the cervix, genitals and anus, and can cause genital warts. In its latest Board of Health report, Toronto Public Health supports an expanded publicly funded HPV vaccination program for males as an equitable way to reduce healthcare costs and to reduce morbidity and mortality from HPV-related cancers and genital warts.
UIIP is open to pharmacies with trained pharmacists to help them understand vaccine storage and handling guidelines and know how to report cold chain incidents and adverse events following immunization. As part of the prequalification, pharmacists need to pass a cold chain inspection.
A recent Toronto Public Health report titled Toronto Unvaccinated: the Impact of Vaccination on the City's Health (PDF) looks at the risk of infection if childhood immunization rates drop. Three diseases polio, measles, and whooping cough (pertussis) were chosen to illustrate this risk.
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- Novartis Influenza Vaccine: Update on Agriflu and Fluad Vaccines (PDF)
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NACI’s 2012-2013 Influenza Vaccine Statement (PDF)
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Publicly Funded Vaccine Program Expansion
- Adacel®-Polio Vaccine Replaces Quadracel® in Immunization Schedule (PDF)
- Potential Supply Disruption - Quadracel® and Td-Polio Absorbed, March 2012
- Ontario Expands Immunization Program – May 2011
- Td-IPV vaccine shortage in Ontario, February 2011
- Prevnar® 13 replaces Synflorix™, November 2010
Evidence-based clinical practice guideline on reducing the pain of childhood vaccination
Toronto Public Health Resources
- What's New in Immunization - Updates on vaccines and Toronto Public Health's immunization programs
- Influenza Immunization Rates of Healthcare Workers in Toronto Healthcare Facilities (PDF)
- Childhood Immunization Coverage in Toronto Board of Health report (PDF)