Helpful Resources

Here are some useful links and resources.

ImmunizeBC is a ‘one stop shop’ for immunization information resources for and is an important resource for health care professionals that includes links to important immunization updates, resources and the BC Immunization Manual.


A Parents Guide to Immunization, a downloadable pamphlet for parents. Click here and search the Popular Resources section.


The AAP’s Childhood Immunization Support Program (CISP) has excellent information for pediatricians on their Website. It includes policy guidelines, communication tools and parent resources – all supported by sound scientific research. The web site also assists in helping parents make informed decisions about immunizations.


The American Pediatric Society provides answers to parents’ questions about immunization – all supported by scientific research. See AAP resource The Childhood Immunization Support Program.


Please click here for the Canadian Immunization Guide (Health Canada). The Guide is a comprehensive resource on immunization for health professionals, vaccine program decision-makers and other Canadian stakeholders with an interest in immunization. It has been developed based on recommendations and statements of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) and the Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel (CATMAT) that advises on travel-related health hazards, including vaccine preventable diseases.


Immunize Canada is a coalition of national non-governmental, professional, health, consumer, government and private sector organizations with a specific interest in promoting the understanding and use of vaccines recommended by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization.


New Meningococcal Disease Patient Brochure 


“I Boost Immunity” is an initiative sponsored by the Public Health Association of BC (PHABC). The program is based on the idea that giving people a place to celebrate their choice to vaccinate themselves or their kids is long overdue,” says Michael Barnes, BC PHAC executive director. “I Boost Immunity does that by crowdsourcing everyday British Columbians to provide a real life perspective of how important vaccines are in protecting us, not just as individuals, but as a community as a whole.”

Anyone can easily sign up to become an immunization booster by visiting www.IBoostImmunity.ca. Boosters can share articles and stories through Facebook, Twitter and email. The platform includes a ‘Tell us your story’ application, which encourages people to share why they support immunization and ‘Booster U’, a short training course designed to help prepare new boosters to become confident and successful immunization champions.

Campaign leaders especially welcome stories from pediatricians and physicians.


“Asking for an Outbreak of Preventable Diseases” Click here to read the full article from Maclean’s Magazine


New Meningococcal Disease Patient Brochure 


Resources You May Want to Refer Parents to:

Health Canada has an excellent resource for parents which contains a wide variety of resources from recommended vaccines to information for parents concerned about vaccine safety.


The Canadian Pediatric Society also has some excellent resources. For more information visit: http://www.cps.ca/en/issues-questions/immunization (scroll down to the Information for sharing with parents and caregivers section). Information about which vaccines your child or teen needs, the illnesses they protect against and overall vaccine safety visit is also available at http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/
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