Term: Vaccine-Preventable Infections

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2008-11-18

Definition:

Infectious diseases that may be prevented through immunization coverage.

As part of the National Immunization Strategy, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reports on a number of selected notifiable infectious diseases that are considered to be vaccine preventable (PHAC, 2006). This includes: Haemophilis influenzae B, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and congential rubella syndrome.

For a list of ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CA diagnoses codes used to identify vaccine-preventable infections in the Child Health Atlas Update (2008), please see the Links section below.

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  • Brownell M, De Coster C, Penfold R, Derksen S, Au W, Schultz J, Dahl M. Manitoba Child Health Atlas Update. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2008. [Summary] [Full Report] [Data extras] (View)