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Immunization Myths and Facts

In this segment of our Wellness & Safety Information Series, parents can access information about vaccinations and the importance of having their children immunized. 


Listen to the Experts


This video features Dr. Joanna Oda, Edmonton Zone Medical Officer of Health, speaking about immunization with parent Tammy Berge.

More Information:  Websites


Alberta Health Services - Immunize Alberta

http://immunizealberta.ca/home - Comprehensive and up-to-date information about vaccinations in the province of Alberta, including how vaccines work, immunization schedules, and answers to dozens of Frequently Asked Questions about immunization. 


Immunize Canada – Canadian Public Health Association

http://immunize.ca/en/default.aspx - Accredited by the World Health Organization (WHO), this site contains up-to-date information for parents about common questions, recommendations,​ and references related to vaccinations in Canada.


Caring for Kids - Canadian Pediatric Society

http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/ - The site for parents within the Canadian Pediatric Society website, containing information from Canadians pediatricians on a wide variety of topics related to the health & wellness of babies, children, and teens. 

The Caring for Kids site has sections with specific information about immunization:



Immunization and Vaccines - Healthy Canadians – Government of Canada

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/healthy-living-vie-saine/immunization-immunisation/index-eng.php - information and facts about immunization, including travel and influenza vaccines and Canada's vaccine safety network; there are links to specific information and documents about vaccinations for children  


Documents

A Parent's Guide to Vaccination – Public Health Agency of Canada

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/publications/healthy-living-vie-saine/parent-guide-vaccination/alt/pgi-gpv-eng.pdf