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CAEFISS [1 record]

Record 1 2010-07-21


Subject field(s)
  • System Names
  • General Medicine, Hygiene and Health

The Vaccine Associated Adverse Events Surveillance System (VAAESS) has had its name changed to Canadian Adverse Events Following Immunization Surveillance System (CAEFISS). This new name is in harmony with international standards and emphasizes that reported events follow immunization but are not necessarily associated with vaccine. The Canadian Adverse Events Following Immunization Surveillance System (CAEFISS) was developed to provide a national monitoring system for reporting adverse events and suspected adverse events following immunization. The objectives of the system are to: ensure continued safety of marketed vaccines in Canada; monitor adverse effects that may be caused by a vaccine; identify any unusually high rates of adverse events, both with individual vaccines and individual lots of vaccine; provide timely information that can be made available to potential recipients as well as health care providers so that they can weigh the risks and benefits of immunization, and identify areas that require further epidemiologic investigation and research or problems that require immediate investigation.


  • Noms de systèmes
  • Médecine générale, hygiène et santé

Le Système de surveillance des effets secondaires associés aux vaccins (SSESAV) vient de changer son nom à Système canadien de surveillance des effets secondaires suivant l'immunisation (SCSESSI). Ce nouveau nom est conforme aux normes internationales et met l'accent sur le fait qu'on déclare des effets consécutifs à l'immunisation qui ne sont pas nécessairement associés au vaccin. Le Système canadien de surveillance des effets secondaires suivant l'immunisation (SCSESSI) a été créé comme système de surveillance national visant la déclaration des effets secondaires et des effets secondaires suspects consécutifs à une immunisation. Voici les objectifs du système : assurer l'innocuité continue des vaccins commercialisés au Canada; surveiller les effets secondaires qui peuvent être causés par un vaccin; noter les taux anormalement élevés des effets secondaires tant des vaccins individuels que des lots de vaccins individuels; fournir des renseignements opportuns qui peuvent être mis à la disposition des récipiendaires possibles et des fournisseurs de soins de santé afin de pouvoir évaluer les risques et les avantages de l'immunisation; noter les domaines qui requièrent d'autres études et recherches épidémiologiques ou les problèmes qui exigent une enquête immédiate.


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