Page last updated: 30 January 2020

Description of the website

The website of CANVax is a member of the WHO-led project Vaccine Safety Net (VSN).

CANVax is an online database of curated resources to support immunization program planning and promotional activities to improve vaccine acceptance and uptake. As an online resource centre, CANVax aims to increase access to evidence-based products, resources, and tools to inform public health professionals in immunization program planning and promotion.

CANVax hosts a collection of resources on a variety of topics including vaccination decision making, monitoring and surveillance, program planning and delivery, and vaccine safety and development. With respect to vaccine safety and development, CANVax topic areas include vaccine safety, adverse events following immunization (AEFI), vaccine ingredients and vaccine development. Vaccine safety resources include reports, fact sheets, videos, infographics, presentations and guides. All resources on CANVax are categorized as either evidence, background knowledge or implementation tool to support public health professionals easily navigate through the collection of resources.

Website’s sponsorship policy

CANVax has been developed by the Canadian Public Health Association with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the view of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Website’s content or editorial policy

Content and resources made available on CANVax are curated from publically available sources including public health organization websites, both Canadian and international, and from grey literature searches. Curated content are reviewed based on the credibility of the original source and against an inclusion and exclusion criteria by staff from the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA). Where applicable, select resources are also reviewed by project partners and by experts in immunization which include, researchers and public health professionals with extensive knowledge on a range of immunization topics.

CANVax content and resources are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure the site continues to meet the needs and expectations of its users.