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.
Page last updated/reviewed January 1, 2021.
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.
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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.
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.
For Alberta Health Services staff, please refer to the Anaphylaxis Standard information located on Insite and your zone specific standards
General Immunization Information Sheets
Vaccine Information Sheets