CPHA Canvax

CANVax in Brief are short evidence-based articles that aim to inform, engage and inspire its readers by bringing attention to current and emerging issues in immunization, and by profiling initiatives and activities from across Canada that aim to improve vaccine acceptance and uptake.

Contributions to CANVax in Brief are by invitation only. All articles are reviewed by CANVax staff and by the Expert Review Panel as part of the peer-review process prior to publication. If you have questions about CANVax in Brief, contact us

CANVax Brief Series - CANVax is collaborating with Canada Communicable Disease Report (CCDR) to publish short evidence-based briefs from our CANVax in Brief series throughout 2020. You can read our articles here.

 

January 2, 2019

Fake News and Science Denier Attacks on Vaccines. What can healthcare professionals do?

Noni MacDonald - Professor of Paediatrics (Infectious Diseases)

Never before has the public been so bombarded by information, nor has it ever been so difficult to know what and who to believe. Misinformation is contagious; with fake news travelling faster and farther than truth. Science deniers, including vaccine science deniers, have a strong and very effective platform now - the web - from which to shill their scientifically bankrupt wares. We, who understand the rigor of science and know the evidence supporting immunization for health and well-being, are often aghast at the falsehoods being promulgated - and indeed- too often accepted and acted upon by members of the public. For example, in the US, the variation HPV vaccine uptake across the country is better explained by exposure to tweets about HPV than by socioeconomic class data.


December 4, 2018

Optimizing communication tools to address vaccine hesitancy

Ève Dubé - Medical Anthropologist, Researcher

This brief has been updated for publication in the Canada Communicable Disease Report (CCDR). To read the updated version, please visit Optimizing communication material to address vaccine hesitancy. The original version of this CANVax brief has been archived and is available upon request. Please contact us for a copy.


November 19, 2018

Welcome to CANVax in Brief

The CANVax Team

The Canadian Vaccination Evidence Resource and Exchange Centre (CANVax) is an online database of resources to support immunization program planning and promotional activities to improve vaccine acceptance and uptake in Canada. CANVax aims to make it easier for public health professionals to find and collect resources by increasing access to information relevant to the Canadian context. CANVax is the first online database of its kind in Canada to equip public health professionals with access to a centralized resource centre focused on vaccine acceptance and uptake.