Alberta Immunization Policy
The Canadian Immunization Guide recommendations should be consulted when further information about immunization is required.
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Introduction to AIP
Recommended immunization for infants, children and adults
Immunization of individuals with inadequate immunization records
Contraindications and precautions to immunization
- Diphtheria Antitoxin
- HIB (Haemophilus influenzae type b)
- Hepatitis A (HAV)
- Hepatitis A and B (HABV)
- Hepatitis B (HBV)
- Immune Globulin (IG)
- Influenza (Flu)
- MMR-Varicella (MMR-Var)
- Rabies Immune Globulin (Human): HyperRAB® S/D
- Rabies Immune Globulin (Human): IMOGAM® Rabies Pasteurized
- Rabies Vaccine: IMOVAX® Rabies
- Rabies Vaccine: RabAvert®
- Rabies Post-exposure – Authorizing and Obtaining Rabies Post-exposure Biologicals
- Rabies Pre-Exposure Immunization Record
- Rabies Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Report
Special situations for immunization
- Immunization of Specific Populations (Immunosuppressed and Chronic Health Conditions)
- Principles of Immunization in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) Recipients and Solid Organ Transplant (SOT) Recipients
- Immunization for Child HSCT
- Immunization for Adult HSCT
- Immunization for Child Expecting SOT before 18 months of Age (Accelerated)
- Immunization for Child Expecting SOT after 18 months of Age (Catch-up and Ongoing Schedule)
- Immunization of Adult SOT Candidates and Recipients
Adverse event following immunization policy and procedures
The Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) Policy for Alberta Immunization Providers document provides AEFI reporting guidance for Alberta immunizers. Data from AEFI reports contribute to provincial immunization program evaluation as well as to the national AEFI surveillance.
- Adverse Events Following Immunization Policy for Alberta Immunization Providers
- Interpretation of Diphtheria Antitoxin (DAT) Levels and Tetanus Antitoxin (TAT) Levels
Procedure for all community providers
Complete an Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI) form and send it to your Alberta Health Services (AHS) Zone for review. Information on how and when to report an AEFI, and the definitions of reportable AEFI in Alberta are included in the AEFI Policy. Contact your AHS Zone for more information.
Communicable Disease Control
Communicable Disease Unit
Public Health Nursing Team
History of immunization in Alberta
Management of biological products
Responsibilities of Alberta Health Services and external vaccine providers
Cold chain management policy and procedures
The Alberta Vaccine Cold Chain Policy provides vaccine cold chain management guidelines for Alberta immunizers. Data from cold chain break reports contribute to provincial immunization program evaluation and quality assurance through the monitoring of public-funded vaccine storage and handling.
Procedure for Alberta Health Services (all community providers excluding pharmacy)
Information on how and when to report a Cold Chain Break is included in the Alberta Health Services Standard for Vaccine Storage and Handling.
- Complete the Alberta Health Services Cold Chain Break Report Form and send to your Alberta Health Services Zone for review.
- Read more on the Alberta Health Services Vaccine Storage and Handling webpage
Alberta Health Services contacts
Edmonton Central Immunization Team
Immunization Best Practice Coordinator
Calgary Communicable Disease
Procedure for pharmacy
Complete the Pharmacy Cold Chain Break Report Form and send it to Alberta Health for review.
Alberta Health contact
Nurse Consultant Immunization
For more information on cold chain practices, see the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Cold Chain Management Vaccine Storage and Handling Guidelines