Term: Vaccine-Preventable Infections
Last Updated: 2008-11-18
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.