A publication by the Office of the Chief Medical Health Officer. Pharmacists' updates contain the latest practice-related information for pharmacists who immunize within the Vancouver Coastal Health region.
May 6, 2019 - Provincial measles immunization campaign for school age children
March 8, 2019 - Measles Outbreak in the Lower Mainland
February 22, 2019 - Measles Outbreak in Vancouver
February 15, 2019 - Measles Outbreak in Vancouver
November 3, 2017 - Influenza Campaign 2017-2018
Fall 2017 - Influenza Campaign Update
September 1, 2017 - Hepatitis A Alert
August 16, 2017 - Mumps Outbreak
Community Of Care Contact Information
Pharmacists community flu clinic reporting form
Pharmacists report of client immunization 19 years of age and under
Download immunization clinic tools
Quick reference: adult immunization schedule
Quick reference: IM and SC injection techniques
As per last year, you no longer need to request an entire season allocation of influenza vaccine.
Offices that have received influenza vaccine in previous years will automatically be allotted an initial 'start up' supply based on prior orders. New offices interested in offering influenza vaccine to your patients will need to contact VCH Communicable Disease Control at (604) 675-3900 in order to get registered.
Following the initial distribution, please place vaccine requests based on current demand in your office rather than prior experience. To assist you in placing a vaccine request by practice, a group practice or office ID # will be created by VCH and issued under the business office name or lead physician.
Vaccine Request Forms will be created that are unique to your location. These will be provided to you when you stop by to pick up the initial vaccine 'start up' amount. Please keep copies for the duration of the influenza season. If you lose this template form, please do call your local community health centre to request a new form for your office.
Please bring adequate cold chain supplies (hard sided coolers, water blankets, and ice packs) when coming to pick up vaccine. Transport material will not be available at the local Community Health Centres and vaccine cannot be released without the recommended cold chain materials.