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Immunization Update 2018 for Nurse Providers

IMMUNIZATION PRACTICES

1. INTRODUCTION


Background

Immunization Programs within Manitoba are governed under the Communicable Disease Control Branch of Manitoba Health and Healthy Living. The Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority (Interlake-Eastern RHA) Immunization Program is part of comprehensive communicable disease prevention, control and management and is a core public health service.

Public Health Act and the Interlake-Eastern RHA Immunization Program

Health authorities in Manitoba are responsible for implementing legislated services found in the Public Health Act. The Interlake-Eastern RHA is responsible for the coordination of health services based on the needs of the population in this region. These health services include communicable disease control and prevention, including immunization services. The provision of such services makes public health staff an integral partner in improving health within communities.

Immunization Competency

All Public Health vaccine providers will have completed an immunization competency program prior to providing immunization services. The Education Program for Immunization Competency (EPIC) has been developed by the Canadian Paediatric Society in association with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada. This program provides participants with an in depth review of the Immunization Competencies for Health Professionals, a national consensus on the education and training required by immunization providers. A vaccine provider must demonstrate the attitudes, knowledge, and clinical skills necessary to provide safe and effective immunization programs.

The Regional Immunization Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the immunization program orientation reflects evidenced-based guidelines and current Canadian public health practice. The coordinator also ensures that public health staff who provide immunizations are competent through the Interlake-Eastern RHA immunization competency program criteria:

  • Public Health Nurses will complete EPIC prior to providing service
  • RNs, RPNs and LPNs who pick up additional available shifts in the immunization program will complete the IERHA Immunization Education Session or an on-line refresher package for returning nurses prior to providing service
  • Current Heart and Stroke Foundation Basic Life Support provider certificate as per regional standards.  
  • Completion of Anaphylaxis Management training

*Click on item below to link to information:

2. Vaccines and Immunization in Canada 

3.
IMMUNIZATION PRACTICES
Immunization Practices IERHA   (informed consent, contraindications, allergies, administration, storage, etc) 
MB Health Protocol for Management of Anaphylaxis
Vaccine-related Allergic Reactions IERHA
Manitoba Health Public Health Branch - Adverse Event following Immunization Information
Adverse Event following Immunization (AEFI) Reporting Form 
(for more information, link to IERHA Immunization Manual

4. INFLUENZA AND PNEUMOCOCCAL PROGRAM - for ALL Providers:

Flulaval Tetra PM 2018
FluPneumo VConsent Screening form 2018
Fluzone Quadrivalent PM 2018
Manitoba Health Seasonal Influenza Program 2018-19
MB Health Flu Q and A 2018
MB Health Flu Vaccine fact sheet 2018
MB Health Pneumo 23 Vaccine Fact Sheet 2017
NACI Statement for Influenza 2018-19

Pneumovax 23 Product Monograph 2016

5. FLU VACCINE INFORMATION FOR ACUTE & LONG TERM CARE PROVIDERS:
Flu Program info for Acute & LTC 2018
Fluzone HD Product Monograph 2018 (for LTC ONLY)
MB Health Fact Sheet FluHD for LTC
MB Health FluHD Q&A for Providers
Immunization Inputting Form
MB Health Influenza Vaccine Order Form for LTC

6. FLU VACCINE PROGRAM INFORMATION FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PROVIDERS: 
FluMist Screening Questionnaire 2018
FluPneumo VConsent Screening form 2018
Flu & Pneumo Vaccine Reference Guide 2018
IERHA Flu Q&A for HCP's 2018
MB Health FluMist Q&A for HCP's 2018
Seasonal Flu Program 2018 for Nurse Providers

7. PUBLIC HEALTH SCHOOL VACCINE PROGRAM INFORMATION

Grade 6 Hepatitis B Vaccine and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine programs: 
Engerix B Product Monograph 
Gardasil 9 Product Monograph
Hep B Vaccine Reference Guide 2018 
HPV 9 Vaccine Reference Guide 2018
MB Health Grade 6 Vaccine Fact Sheet for Parents

Grade 8 Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis (Tdap) Program: 
Adacel Product Monograph
Tdap Vaccine Reference Guide
MB Health Grade 8 Vaccine Fact Sheet for Parents 


8. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF IMMUNIZATION UPDATE
Acknowledgment of Update, Community Providers 

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