Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD)
Immunization is widely recognized as one of the greatest public health achievements of the twentieth century. Vaccines prevent diseases (VPD), save lives and reduce health care costs. Immunization programs are an important foundation of Ontario’s health system.
We provide public health partners with expertise, support and resources for the prevention and control of vaccine-preventable diseases in Ontario.
Updated vaccine preventable diseases resources for public health units
The new iPHIS User Guide - Outbreak Module: Vaccine Preventable Diseases outlines the standardized data entry procedures and requirements for input of VPD cases into iPHIS. Additional resources include:
Users can access this module by using the direct link. Please note that the link may not work in Internet Explorer. A login is not required.
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PHO Rounds: Tuberculosis Contact Investigation: Principles and practice
This PHO Rounds will review the principles of TB contact investigation, including transmission risk assessment, prioritizing follow-up based on the source case’s likely infectiousness, the nature of the exposure(s), and factors that increase immunologic vulnerability of exposed individuals to TB disease.