Original language of petition: English
In Canada, vaccination is a shared responsibility among the federal, provincial, and territorial governments. Although vaccine recommendations are made at the federal level, the primary responsibility for matters related to the administration and delivery of health care services, including vaccination programs and policies, falls within provincial/territorial jurisdiction.
As such, the decision to offer a vaccine injury compensation program lies within provincial and territorial jurisdiction. The province of Quebec is currently the only province that has a vaccine injury compensation program in place.
Vaccines remain a very important public health measure that help to prevent disease and disability. The Government of Canada conducts rigorous scientific review and testing to assess the quality, safety, and efficacy of vaccines before they are approved for use.
Once a vaccine is in use, Canada has a comprehensive vaccine safety monitoring system to alert public health authorities to changing trends or unusual adverse events not previously reported. These alerts trigger expert medical reviews, which are conducted on all serious adverse events to identify any safety concerns and to respond to these quickly and appropriately. Together, this system, referred to as “post-market surveillance” is an essential part of the Government of Canada’s ongoing monitoring to ensure the continued quality, safety and effectiveness of all vaccines and other health products that are in use in Canada.
For more information on vaccine safety monitoring in Canada, Canadians are encouraged to refer to the following web page: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/immunization/vaccine-safety.html
For further information on vaccine injury compensation, Canadians are encouraged to contact provincial and territorial ministries of health: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/health-system-systeme-sante/cards-cartes-eng.php
Only validated signatures are counted towards the total number of signatures.
|Province / Territory||Signatures|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||2|
|Prince Edward Island||1|