Immunization Regulation Information

Immunization Regulation Part 1

  • Assessment and Immunization Reporting

Immunization Regulation Part 2 & 3

  • Reporting of an Adverse Event Following Immunization;
  • Maintenance of Vaccine Viability

In December 2018, the Alberta government introduced requirements to standardize practices for all immunization providers, regardless of whether a vaccine is provincially funded or privately purchased. These requirements are part of the Alberta Immunization Regulation.

As of December 17, 2018:

  • Health practitioners shall ensure that adverse events following immunization (AEFIs) are reported to Alberta Health Services within 3 days of becoming aware of the event.
  • The Immunization Regulation also sets out requirements for vaccine, storage, handling and transportation.

As of January 1, 2021, the Immunization Regulation will require health practitioners to ensure a report respecting immunizations
and assessments is electronically submitted to Alberta Health within 7 days. Of note, retroactive reporting will be accepted but is
not required unless a new immunization assessment is completed.

Alberta Health is developing a Immunization Direct Submission Mechanism (IDSM) to facilitate the electronic submission of immunization and assessment event information from health practitioners to the provincial immunization repository (Imm/ARI) through a web browser (web application).

For more information regarding how health practitioners can meet the requirements set out in the Immunization Regulation,
Please refer to the links below.

Alberta Immunization Policy (AIP)

Alberta Immunization Regulation (PDF)

Alberta Vaccine Storage and Handling Policy for Provincially Funded Vaccine

Immunization Reporting By Electronic Means

Immunization Regulation Newsletters

Newsletter January 2020

Newsletter April 2020

Newsletter October 2020