Toronto Public Health provides vaccine alerts to help primary care professionals stay current with changes to the publicly funded vaccine schedule in Ontario and recommendations made by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI).
Shortage of Td-IPV vaccine in Ontario, February 2011
The Ministry of Health and Long-term Care informed Toronto Public Health (TPH) that Ontario has a limited quantity of Td-IPV vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, and inactivated poliovirus) at this time. Additional supply will not be available until June 2011.
Td-IPV is recommended for individuals who are due for a Td booster and at high risk of exposure to poliovirus. For individuals 7-18 years of age who have not completed their primary vaccine series, the preferred vaccines are Tdap (Adacel®) and IPV (2 separate injections). See more information (PDF).
Prevnar ®13 replaces Synflorix™, November 2010
In November 2010 Prevnar®13 replaced Synflorix™ (Pneu-C-10) as the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Ontario’s publicly funded immunization program for children 2 months to less than 5 years of age. See Toronto Public Health's vaccine update (PDF) and pneumococcal conjugate vaccine fact sheet (PDF) and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care package (PDF).
Recent NACI Statements