and well-being of children and youth
Infectious diseases were once the leading cause of death in Canada. They now account for less than 5% of deaths, making immunization the most cost-effective and one of the most successful public health efforts of the last century.
The CPS Infectious Diseases and Immunization Committee develops position statements on the vaccines that children and youth should receive, as well as topical issues for clinicians. Many statements are adapted into tools for professionals and parents. Statement can also be used to advocate to governments for public funding of vaccines.
Last updated: Jan 19 2017