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...The guide uses the most current evidence-based research available and consults with experts in the field of immunizations. Our program incorporates the Health Canada recommendations, which are exactly the same as those used for all Canadians.
Our program is based on the current "Canada Immunization Guide" and statements published by Health Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization.
There are two scenarios where CF members can be ordered to accept vaccinations:
•when the disease is frequently life-threatening or has serious long-term consequences, or
•when the mission would be jeopardized if personnel were not immunized.
Ultimately, it is the chain of command that decides whether a vaccine will be mandatory or not.
Unlike some countries, immunization is not mandatory in Canada; it cannot be made mandatory because of the Canadian Constitution.