2012-2013 Seasonal Influenza dosing
Encourage your patients to get their influenza shot. Children 6 months to 8 years of age can be given a full dose (0.5mL) of seasonal influenza vaccine. If this is the a child's first-ever influenza shot, give the child two doses at least 28 days apart. Children who have previously received the influenza vaccine in previous years can get one dose. NACI recommendations on the 2012-2013 seasonal influenza immunization.
Incomplete immunization records can lead to school suspension
Remind parents of school-aged children attending school in Toronto to report up to date immunization with Toronto Public Health.
- Suspension lifted of Novartis flu vaccine (PDF)
- Novartis Influenza Vaccine: Update on Agriflu and Fluad Vaccines (PDF)
- What's New with Flu?
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 (PDF) 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)