Description of the website
The website of the CANImmunize is a member of the WHO-led project Vaccine Safety Net (VSN).
The CANImmunize website offers up-to-date and expert approved resources on vaccine information for children, adults and travelers. It is an extension to the pan-Canadian CANImmunize platform which permits residents to digitally track their vaccinations and receive notifications when vaccines are due on iOS and Android devices.
Within the Knowledge Centre on the website, one can find content on ways to protect oneself to prevent the spread of disease; content and videos on pain management; vaccine factsheets for each of the publicly recommended vaccines available in Canada, including the demographics, symptoms, and the benefits of each vaccine; pregnancy and immunization resources from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada; as well as information for adults 65+, people with irritable bowel disease, and for new Canadians.
The Kids section provides videos and games on immunization, as well as access to our digital comic, Immunity Warriors. The website provides access to publications, links to recent media, and a promoting CANImmunize page.
Our most recent addition is the Canadian Vaccine Catalogue (CVC), a dataset of the most up-to-date vaccine information and trade-names available in the country, developed in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada. EMR technicians can update their vaccine pick-list with the CVC.
Website’s sponsorship policy
CANImmunize is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada (https://www.canimmunize.ca/en/partners).
Website’s content or editorial policy
The CANImmunize website content is developed internally by staff, including communications specialists, scientists and researchers. Content is submitted to an external review committee before upload. In many cases, content is developed in collaboration with project partners, including the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, Vaccines 411.