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Infectious Diseases and Immunization Committee

Position Statements Practice Points

Position Statements

Newborn male circumcision

Posted: Sep 8 2015

‘Nosodes’ are no substitute for vaccines

Posted: May 11 2015 Updated: Feb 23 2016

Clostridium difficile in paediatric populations

Posted: Jan 10 2014 Reaffirmed: Jan 30 2017

Meningococcal vaccines in Canada: An update

Posted: Oct 1 2011 Reaffirmed: Jan 30 2017

A harmonized immunization schedule for Canada: A call to action

Posted: Jan 1 2011 Updated: Apr 14 2014 Reaffirmed: Feb 1 2016

Infection control in paediatric office settings

Posted: May 1 2008 Updated: May 1 2009 Reaffirmed: Jan 30 2017

Needle stick injuries in the community

Posted: Mar 1 2008 Reaffirmed: Jan 30 2017

Testing for HIV infection in pregnancy

Posted: Mar 1 2008 Reaffirmed: Jan 30 2017

Prevention of congenital rubella syndrome

Posted: Nov 1 2007 Updated: Mar 24 2016

Human papillomavirus vaccine for children and adolescents

Posted: Sep 1 2007 Updated: Jan 1 2008 Reaffirmed: Feb 1 2016

Practice Points

Lyme disease in Canada: Focus on children

Posted: Sep 2 2014 Reaffirmed: Jan 30 2017

Preventing mosquito and tick bites: A Canadian update

Posted: Jun 13 2014 Reaffirmed: Jan 30 2017

Immunization for meningococcal serogroup B - What does the practitioner need to know?

Posted: Feb 3 2014 Updated: Jan 16 2017 Reaffirmed: Jan 30 2017

Working with vaccine-hesitant parents

Posted: May 3 2013 Reaffirmed: Feb 1 2016

Acute otitis externa

Posted: Feb 1 2013 Reaffirmed: Feb 1 2016

Transfusion and risk of infection in Canada: Update 2012

Posted: Dec 3 2012 Reaffirmed: Jan 30 2017

Update on the success of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

Posted: Apr 1 2011 Reaffirmed: Jan 30 2017

Tuberculosis in children: New diagnostic blood tests

Posted: Oct 1 2010 Reaffirmed: Jan 30 2017

Management of HIV-exposed and HIV-infected children

Posted: Aug 1 2010 Reaffirmed: Feb 1 2016

Infective endocarditis: Updated guidelines

Posted: Apr 1 2010 Reaffirmed: Feb 1 2016

Congenital syphilis: No longer just of historical interest

Posted: Apr 1 2009 Reaffirmed: Feb 1 2016

Foodborne infections

Posted: Nov 1 2008 Reaffirmed: Feb 1 2016

Antifungal agents for common outpatient paediatric infections

Posted: Dec 1 2007 Updated: Jul 26 2012 Reaffirmed: Feb 1 2016

Autistic spectrum disorder: No causal relationship with vaccines

Posted: May 1 2007 Updated: Jun 1 2011 Reaffirmed: Feb 1 2016

Related statements endorsed by the Canadian Paediatric Society


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