Public Health Agency of Canada Quarterly Financial Report
Government of Canada
December 31, 2016
When compared to the third quarter of the previous fiscal year, the authorities available for spending for the year have increased by $22 million or 3.8%, from $579.9 million [for fiscal year 2015-16] to $ 601.9 million [for fiscal year 2016-17].
Improving Immunization Coverage Rates
2016 Federal Budget
March 22, 2016
Vaccine preventable diseases are still present in some areas of Canada and can lead to serious disability and even death. To help ensure the ongoing health and safety of Canadians, particularly children and those who are immunocompromised, such as the elderly, high levels of immunization coverage among Canadians is required.
Budget 2016 proposes to provide $25 million over five years, starting in 2016–17. With this funding, the Public Health Agency of Canada will update the national immunization coverage goals and disease reduction targets, improve Canada’s ability to identify underand un-immunized Canadians, and develop a focused program to improve vaccine access and uptake.
The 2016 federal budget allocates an additional $25 million over five years to the Public Health Agency of Canada to specifically improve immunization coverage rates. More money might be given to the agency in 2016-2017. This promise status will be updated accordingly when we get the right numbers.