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 must have an Adobe Connect account and use their login to access the module. All registered iPHIS users are eligible for an account. For access to the module, contact iPHIS Helpdesk.
- Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) Surveillance Form
- Measles and Rubella (MR) Enhanced Surveillance Form
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PHO Webinar: Catch-Up of Routine and School Based Immunizations for School-Aged Children and Adolescents
This session will provide an overview of key principles of immunization record assessment and catch-up for school-aged children and adolescents. Through the use of case studies, participants will gain familiarity with applying Ontario’s publicly funded immunization schedules (routine, school-based and catch-up programs) and extended eligibility guidance to common scenarios. An overview of strategies and successes for training new health unit staff will be provided.