One of the biggest concerns on Canadians’ minds is whether or not vaccines are safe. In Canada, vaccines are developed in accordance to high standards, and are continuously monitored for their effectiveness and safety before they are made available to the general public.
Below you will find a selection of valuable resources that will answer many questions Canadians have about vaccine safety, such as the process in which vaccines are regulated and monitored, the adverse effects of vaccines, how vaccines are made, whether or not vaccines cause autism in children and much more.
We encourage you to take the information you learn here and discuss any concerns you may have with your health care professionals. Get the conversation about vaccine safety started.
- How are vaccines made and licensed in Canada? – The Public Health Agency of Canada
- Are vaccines safe? – The Public Health Agency of Canada
- Canadian Adverse Events Following Immunization Surveillance System (CAEFISS) – The Public Health Agency of Canada
- Surveillance – IMPACT
- Immunization: get the facts – The Public Health Agency of Canada
- Vaccine safety – Caring for Kids
- A parent’s guide to immunization information on the internet – Caring for Kids
- National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) – The Public Health Agency of Canada
- Immunization and the internet: how to know you’re getting safe and accurate information – Montreal Children’s Hospital
- Side effects of immunization (risks and where to report adverse effects) – ImmunizeCanada
- Vaccine safety – Immunize BC
- Childhood vaccines: what is in the vaccines and why – Healthlinks BC
- How vaccines are monitored in Canada – The Public Health Agency of Canada
- The global vaccine safety initiative – WHO
- Immunization Information on the Internet: Can you trust what you read? (PDF) – ImmunizeCanada
This list of resources is in no way complete, if you have a resource link which should be included on this page please contact us at ac.114seniccav@troppus.
This information should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your doctor. There may be variations in treatment that your physician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.