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The impact of the universal infant varicella immunization strategy on Canadian varicella-related hospitalization rates


INTRODUCTION: Varicella vaccine was introduced to the infant immunization schedule in each province or territory between 2000 and 2007 as a result of the Canadian ImmunizationStrategy. The impact of vaccinating children against this disease is potentially far reaching, asimmunization may also benefit those segments of the population not immunized. The objective of this paper is to examine the effects of varicella vaccine on related hospitalizations across the entire Canadian population.

Publication Type: Journal Articles

Year of Publication: 2013

Topics: Healthcare Services, Infectious Diseases, Maternal and Child Health, Prevention

Authors: Arianna Waye, Philip Jacobs, Ben Tan

ISSN: 0264-410X

Journal Title: Vaccine

Volume: 31

Issue: 42

Pages: 4744-4748