Immunization and Vaccine Information for Health Professionals
You can also continue to order vaccine from TPH via fax or email.
Stay current on changes to the publicly funded vaccines.
- Flu Vaccine Effectiveness: A Clinician’s Guide for the Current Season Feb 6, 2018
- Give QIV Influenza Vaccine Jan 29, 2018
- Online Vaccine Ordering from TPH Jan 18, 2018
- Influenza Vaccine Supply Update Dec 21, 2017
- Replacement Product: Pediacel® vaccine Oct 10, 2017
- Change in Rotavirus vaccine packaging Aug 4, 2017
- Free Shingles Vaccine for Clients 65 to 70 Years of Age Sept 2016
- Advisories, Warnings and Recalls – Health Canada
There is a new on-line vaccine ordering for high-risk clients or for some students in the school-based vaccination programs. The new system will replace previous paper-based order forms. Batch orders are also available for some vaccines.
The following vaccines are available through TPH:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Human Papillomavirus
Health care practitioners are required to report AEFIs to Toronto Public Health. Refer to resources and reporting form below. If the form does not open in the browser, use a different browser or download and save it before completing. You can also report an AEFI by calling the Immunization Nurses 416-338-2030.
Vaccines can lose their effectiveness when exposed to light or temperatures outside +2°C and +8°C range. Toronto Public Health inspects all facilities storing publicly funded vaccines to ensure vaccines retain their potency and reduces vaccine wastage.
Your patients look to your for trusted advice
- listen to your client’s concerns
- be positive
- refute misinformation
- reassure clients that vaccines are safe and effective
- vaccines work best when they’re given at the right time
- encourage clients to seek credible sources for more information
- refer to a vaccine tracking app to keep track of the family’s vaccination records
- physician recommendation is the most trusted factor in patient acceptance of vaccination
Integrate adult vaccination into your primary care
- vaccines are not just for kids
- address waning immunity in diseases more common to adults
- vaccines for adults may not prevent the onset of disease, but will at least reduce disease severity
- assess individual risks from their occupation, travel habits, underlying illness, lifestyle and/or age
- see Immunization of Adults (PHAC) for recommendations
- refer to Immunize CA adult assessment tool for vaccination
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