Alberta Immunization Policy – Web
The Alberta Immunization Policy (AIP) WEB outlines information about immunization services provided in Alberta. The Canadian Immunization Guide recommendations should be consulted when further information about immunization is required. Individuals who administer vaccines should also be aware of the contents of the relevant biological product monographs.
In addition, local public health service areas that provide immunization in Alberta Health Services should be consulted on recommendations for special target populations, other non-routine immunization situations and other questions about immunization.
Note: These documents and policies are subject to change. Please ensure you are always referencing the current version of the document. Check this page regularly for updates.
Note: These products are currently under review. For the most current information, contact your local Public Health centre.
Cold chain management
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
Adverse event following immunization
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.
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