An Advisory Committee Statement (ACS). Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel (CATMAT). Statement on meningococcal vaccination for travellers

Can Commun Dis Rep. 1999 Sep 15;25:1-12.
[Article in English, French]

Abstract

The Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel (CATMAT) provides Health Canada with ongoing and timely medical, scientific, and public-health advice relating to tropical infectious disease and health risks associated with international travel. Health Canada acknowledges that the advice and recommendations set out in this statement are based upon the best current available scientific knowledge and medical practices, and is disseminating this document for information purposes to both travellers and the medical community caring for travellers. Persons administering or using drugs, vaccines, or other products should also be aware of the contents of the product monograph(s) or other similarly approved standards or instructions for use. Recommendations for use and other information set out herein may differ from that set out in the product monograph(s) or other similarly approved standards or instructions for use by the licensed manufacturer(s). Manufacturers have sought approval and provided evidence as to the safety and efficacy of their products only when used in accordance with the product monographs or other similarly approved standards or instructions for use.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Africa
  • Age Factors
  • Bacterial Vaccines* / administration & dosage
  • Bacterial Vaccines* / adverse effects
  • Canada
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Endemic Diseases
  • Health Education
  • Humans
  • Immunization Schedule
  • Immunization, Secondary
  • Infant
  • Meningococcal Infections / prevention & control*
  • Neisseria meningitidis / immunology*
  • Risk Factors
  • Travel*
  • Tropical Climate*
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Vaccination*

Substances

  • Bacterial Vaccines