Immunization and Vaccination
As a provincial association, OCA is a charter member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA). We support the CCA’s Position Statement on Immunization/Vaccination which can be read below, or on the CCA’s site here.
The Canadian Chiropractic Association recognizes that vaccination and immunization are established public health practices in the prevention of infectious diseases. Vaccination is not within the scope of chiropractic practice. The appropriate sources for patient consultation and education regarding vaccination and immunization are public health authorities and health professionals with a scope of practice that includes vaccination.
The Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) is the national, voluntary association representing Canada’s 8,500 licensed doctors of chiropractic. As MSK experts, chiropractors provide the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and preventative care of biomechanical disorders originating from the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems. Approximately four and a half million Canadians use the services of a chiropractor each year. The CCA advocates on behalf of members and their patients to advance the quality and accessibility of chiropractic care in Canada, and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the healthcare system.