Immunization – An Important Public Health Measure

Childhood immunization is an important public health measure that prevents significant illness, disability and death among Canadian children. In addition, immunization is a proven cost-effective health intervention. Childhood immunizations are also an important performance measure of the quality of primary care.1

1Guttmann A, Shulman R, Manuel D. Improving accountability for children’s health: Immunization registries and public reporting of coverage in Canada. Paediatrics and Child Health 2011;16(1):16-8.