About eCampusOntario and Authors
A Note from Toronto Public Health
Chapter 1: Introduction to Immunizations
What is Immunity?
What are Vaccines?
Types of Vaccines
Chapter 2: Understanding the Timing of Vaccines
What is a Vaccine-Preventable Disease (VPD)?
Recommended Immunization Schedules in Canada
Ages and Vaccines
Specific Populations and Vaccines
Immunization Practices in Canada
Chapter 3: Vaccine Administration and Storage
Prior to Vaccination
Infection Prevention and Control
Syringe and Needle Selection
Site and Route
Preventing the Pain of Immunizations
Vaccine Storage and Handling
Chapter 4: Vaccine Safety
Evaluation of Vaccines Pre-License
Canada Vigilance Program
Chapter 5: Responding to Vaccine Hesitancy
Considerations for Vaccine Hesitancy: 3Cs Model
Specific Communication Approaches
Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy
Chapter 6: Misinformation Associated with Immunizations
How the Modern Anti-Vaccination Movement Emerged
Misinformation About Vaccines
How is the Anti-Vaccine Movement Gaining Traction?
The Role of the Health Professional
Chapter 7: Expanding the Scope of Practice for Nurses and Other Health Professionals Involved in Immunization
Expanding the Scope of Practice for RNs to Include Prescribing Authority
Looking Ahead to RN Prescribing in Ontario
Immunization competencies for healthcare providers
Scope of Practice for Other Health Professionals Involved in Immunizations
Vaccine Practice for Health Professionals: 1st Canadian Edition by Oona St-Amant, Jennifer Lapum, Vinita Dubey, Karen Beckermann, Che-Sheu Huang, Carly Weeks, Kate Leslie, and Kim English is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.