NIAW 2017: #VaccinesWork: Expertise to Guide Immunization Practice in Ontario


25 April 2017

#VaccinesWork has become a common hashtag for the advocacy for the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Immunization is widely recognized as one of the greatest public health achievements of the twentieth century. Vaccines prevent diseases, save lives and reduce health care costs. Immunization programs are an important foundation of Ontario’s health system.

PHO is home to internationally recognized experts in immunization and vaccine preventable disease prevention and control. Our experts and knowledge resources help immunization professionals to better understand and communicate about vaccines. Our experts have contributed to successes such as the elimination of measles in the Americas and participation in groups like the National Advisory Committee on Immunization

Check out some of our resources and expertise for immunization:  

Vaccine Safety

We support Ontario’s immunization stakeholders to better understand and communicate about vaccine safety. Public Health Ontario also leads the provincial surveillance of adverse events following immunization (AEFIs). 

The latest Annual Report and supporting resources can be found on our vaccine safety page

Ontario Health Profiles

The Ontario Health Profile is a new way of describing the health status of Ontarians focusing on key public health issues that influence and shape Ontario’s population health status. Check out the infographic or interactive web reports for the Measles and respiratory viruses:

PIDAC Immunization

PHO also hosts the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC) for Immunization, which applies the best available evidence to provide recommendations on vaccine-related issues and vaccine program delivery.

Check out all of our other Immunization resources.

Stay tuned to our blog for more NIAW 2017 updates!

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Updated 25 April 2017