Adverse Events Following Immunization
Who should report?
- All vaccine providers
- All health care professionals caring for patients who may have had an adverse events
- All vaccine manufacturers to whom an adverse events report is submitted
Why should you report?
- It is a health care professional's responsibility
- To ensure that the vaccines used in Canada are safe
- To maintain public confidence in Canada's immunization programs
Adverse Events should be reported when the event:
- Has a temporal association with a vaccine
- Has no other clear cause at the time of reporting
- Is of a serious nature (i.e. life threatening, death, hospitalization)
- Requires urgent medical attention
- Is unusual or unexpected
If there is any doubt as to whether or not an event should be reported, a conservative approach should be taken and the event should be reported.
Fax the completed form to the Vaccine Preventable Disease Program at 905-688-8225.
Questions on accurately completing this form - note: the user guide is not intended to guide treatment.
For further information, call the Vaccine Preventable Disease Program at 905-688-8248 or 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7396.