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Immunization Program Standards Manual

The AHS Immunization Program Standards Manual is written by Province wide Immunization Program Standards and Quality and approved by AHS Medical Officers of Health. It is based on Alberta Health (AH) Immunization Policy for the use of provincially funded vaccines. The AH Immunization policies may differ slightly from the recommendations made by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) as policy decisions are based on Alberta specific factors.

Revisions to these standards are ongoing. It is the responsibility of users to ensure that they are consulting the most up-to-date version of each standard. A printed copy of the document should be considered valid only on the date printed. The electronic version should always be considered the current procedure.

AHS staff - for further information please visit the immunization program standards manual section on the internal AHS website Insite.

Principles of Immunology
Immunization General Principles
Informed Consent

It is the responsibility of all immunization providers to have a process in place to obtain informed consent from the individuals they are immunizing as per the Immunization Competencies for Health Professionals.

For Alberta Health Services staff, please refer to the Informed Consent Standard information located on Insite and your zone specific standards.

Contraindications and Precautions
Vaccine Administration
Biological Product Information

Contents of Immunizing Agents Available for use in Canada

Immunization of Special Populations

Immunization Recommendations for Transplant Recipients

For Alberta Health Services staff, please refer to the Immunization of Special Populations – Immunization Recommendations for Transplant Recipients information located on Insite and your zone specific standards.

The attachments linked below provide information from the Alberta Health Immunization Policy for Transplant clients.

Influenza Immunization Program
Adverse Events Following Immunization

For Alberta Health Services staff, please refer to the Adverse Events Following Immunization Standard information located on Insite and your zone specific standards.

The form linked below can be completed for all reports of Adverse Events Following Immunization with provincially funded vaccine. Connect with your local Alberta Health Services Public Health contact for information on how to submit this report.

Anaphylaxis

For Alberta Health Services staff, please refer to the Anaphylaxis Standard information located on Insite and your zone specific standards

Vaccine Storage and Handling
Immunization Program Resources

Client Information Sheets

Clinical Reference Documents

Forms/Worksheets

 

Additional Immunization Information Websites

The following links contain general information about immunization that may not be specific to practices in Alberta.

Where discrepancies exist, Alberta standards supersede information found on these websites.

Alberta Vaccine Inventory (AVI) System

Please provide your feedback to:
cdc.imm_feedback@ahs.ca