AMMI Canada Media Publications
- Respiratory and medical microbiology & infectious disease societies encourage flu and COVID-19 vaccines as the pandemic persists
- Des sociétés de médecine respiratoire, de microbiologie médicale et d’infectiologie encouragent la vaccination contre la grippe et la COVID-19 alors que la pandémie se poursuit
AMMI Canada Media Publications
- Respiratory and medical microbiology & infectious disease societies encourage simple daily actions to prevent the spread of respiratory viral illnesses
- Des organismes de médecine respiratoire, de microbiologie médicale et d’infectiologie encouragent des gestes simples au quotidien pour prévenir la propagation d’infections virales respiratoires
Antimicrobial Stewardship and Resistance
- Le cannabis au Canada – Renseignez-vous sur les faits
- Lignes directrices de réduction des risques liés à l’utilisation du cannabis au Canada
Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (CARSS)
The CARSS report provides an integrated picture of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial use (AMU) in Canada, prioritizing data acquired by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and its partners. Web links to this year’s report will be circulated shortly.
This year’s report provides details on AMR in organisms of highest concern to Canadians, as well as information on AMU in human and animal populations. In summary:
- There are indications that the AMR landscape is worsening in humans.
- AMU continues to increase in humans, particularly in elderly Canadians.
- Despite overall declines, the quantities of antimicrobials sold for use in animals increased between 2017 and 2018.
The growing trend of AMR is a problem that no entity can solve on its own. We look forward to the continued and improved integration of AMR and AMU data from all PHAC partners, as we collaboratively work towards limiting the rise of AMR infections in Canada.
Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO)
This report highlights the social and cultural drivers of the unnecessary prescribing and improper use of antibiotics in Canada and describes what Canadians, health care providers, and health system leaders can do to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use and conserve their effectiveness.
- Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak in Canada
- 2021-2022 AMMI Canada guidance on the use of antiviral drugs for influenza in the COVID-19 pandemic setting in Canada
- AMMI Canada: Use of antiviral drugs for seasonal influenza: Foundation document for practitioners—Update 2019
- FLU(influenza): FluWatch surveillance
- AMMI Canada Position Statement on the Diagnosis and Treatment of People with Persistent Symptoms That Have Been Attributed to Lyme Disease
- Énoncé de position de l’AMMI Canada sur le diagnostic de la maladie de Lyme et le traitement des personnes ayant des symptômes persistants attribués à cette maladie
- The Facts about Lyme disease: What You Need To Know
- Les faits sur la maladie de Lyme : Ce qu’il faut savoir
- Centre for Effective Practice’s Early Lyme Disease Management in Primary Care Tool
- Prise en charge en soins primaires de la maladie de Lyme au stade précoce du Centre for Effective Practice
- Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA): 2020 Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Babesiosis
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- Lyme Disease in Canada – A Federal Framework (English French)
- AMMI Canada’s response to the Draft Federal Framework on Lyme Disease
National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI)
NACI makes recommendations for the use of vaccines currently or newly approved for use in humans in Canada, including the identification of groups at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases for whom vaccination should be targeted. NACI knowledge syntheses, analyses and recommendations on vaccine use in Canada are published in literature reviews, statements and updates.
New statements are those which have been published within the past five years. Previous statements are those which are were published over five years ago and have been archived.
NACI recommendations are also published in vaccine-specific chapters of the Canadian Immunization Guide.
- Guidance on the Prioritization of Key Populations for COVID-19 Immunization
- Orientations sur la priorisation des populations principales pour l’immunisation contre la COVID-19
- NACI Recommendations on the Use of COVID-19 Vaccine
- CCNI Recommandations sur l’utilisation des vaccins contre la COIVD-19
- Recommendations on the Duration of the Post-vaccination Observation Period for Influenza Vaccination during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Recommendation on the Use of Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV) in HIV-Infected Individuals
- NACI Research Priorities for COVID-19 Vaccines to Support Public Health Decisions
- Interim guidance on continuity of immunization programs during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Canadian Immunization Guide Chapter on Influenza and Statement on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for 2020–2021
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- NEW! Health Canada announces Coalition for Action for Health Workers
- NEW! Webinar: Routine childhood vaccination: How to address lapses during COVID-19 (Nov 24, 2022 12:00 PM ET)
- NEW! Health Canada authorizes second bivalent COVID-19 booster targeting the Omicron BA.4/5 variants
- NEW! Summary of National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) updates of November 3, 2022: Recommendations on the use of Moderna Spikevax BA.4/5 bivalent mRNA (50 mcg) COVID-19 booster vaccine in adults
- NEW! Infographic: Examining how changes in alcohol and cannabis consumption varied by experiences of stigma during the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada
- NEW! Inequalities in the mental health of adults before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: data tool
- Post COVID-19 condition
- COVID-19 for health professionals: Post COVID-19 condition
- Reporting ocular adverse events following COVID‐19 vaccination: Communication to healthcare professionals
- COVID-19: Symptoms, treatment, what to do if you feel sick
- COVID-19 vaccines and treatments portal
- Statement from the Public Health Agency of Canada on Omicron Variant
- Statement from the Government of Canada on Omicron Variant
- Statement from the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of health on Omicron Variant
Coronanvirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak Update and the COVID-19 Virtual Assistant – ca/coronavirus
Update on COVID-19 in Canada: Epidemiology and modelling (December 11, 2020)
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Vaccines
- Canada to receive early access to Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
- COVID-19 mRNA vaccines
- Vaccines and treatments for COVID-19: Progress
- Canada’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan: Saving Lives and Livelihoods
- Health Canada authorizes first COVID-19 vaccine
- COVID-19 immunization: Federal, provincial and territorial statement of common principles
- International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities statement on continuation of vaccine trials
- Vaccines and treatments for COVID-19: Vaccine rollout
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Awareness resources
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