Regional Immunization Manual

Competency #12: The Canadian Immunization System

Competency: Demonstrates an understanding of the immunization system in Canada and its impact on his/her own practice.

The health professional will be able to perform the following:

  • 1. Describe how the National Immunization Strategy (NIS) is relevant to practice.
  • 2. Distinguish between federal and provincial/territorial responsibilities as related to immunization programs in Canada.
  • 3. List who can administer immunizations in Canada.
  • 4. Describe the current status of immunization registries in the province or territory where practice is based.
  • 5. Describe the process required to introduce a new publicly funded vaccine in a province or territory.
  • 6. Explain the reasons for the variable immunization schedules among the provinces and territories.
  • 7. Locate the current immunization schedule for the province or territory of practice.
  • 8. Identify laws and regulations that may affect immunization delivery programs in provinces and territories.


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