Immunizations and ordering vaccines
Each encounter with a health care provider is an opportunity to review the immunization status and offer vaccination to persons of all ages.
Health care providers should review the immunization status at every visit and either offer immunization service as a part of routine care, or encourage attendance at an immunization clinic.
Vaccine orders and requirements
- In order to maximize resources and provide quality service during vaccine pick up at Public Health Sudbury & District (1300 Paris Street), effective July 8, 2021 our staff will be available to assist with vaccine pick up between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and then again between 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Publicly funded vaccines are available for order by health care provider offices who meet vaccine cold chain storage requirements.
- All individuals being immunized by a health care provider should receive a record of immunization.
- Vaccine Order Form (PDF, 200K) for all Publicly Funded vaccines (page one) and high-risk vaccines (page two).
- IMPORTANT: When ordering, you must include a copy of the last two weeks of fridge temperature logs.
Reporting adverse events
Health care providers must report all adverse events following immunization to Public Health Sudbury & Districts.
Parents of children who receive vaccinations should be advised to report the vaccinations to Public Health Sudbury & Districts (learn how).
Public Health Sudbury & Districts has a mandate to:
- ensure the timely and effective detection and identification of children susceptible to vaccine preventable diseases and their associated risk factors
- ensure that the public is aware of the importance of immunization across the lifespan
- ensure that health care providers report adverse events following immunization to Public Health
- ensure that health care providers are knowledgeable of improved practices related to proper vaccine management, including storage and handling
- ensure that target coverage rates for provincially funded immunizations are achieved
- respond to vaccine preventable disease outbreaks
- ensure the availability of travel health services, including immunizations for travellers
- ensure that health care providers adhere to proper vaccine management, including storage and handling practices and inventory management
- distribute vaccine in an equitable and timely manner that adheres to proper vaccine management, including storage and handling practices
- ensure the timely and effective detection and identification of adverse events following immunization
- ensure that children have up-to-date immunizations according to the current Publicly Funded Immunization Schedules for Ontario and in accordance with the Immunization of School Pupils Act and the Child Care and Early Years Act
How we support community health care providers:
- distribute publicly funded vaccines to eligible health care providers
- distribute information to and provide ongoing support and education for all health care providers who handle vaccines
- ensure that all publicly funded vaccines are stored in accordance with the Vaccine Storage and Handling Protocol
- provide information and support regarding the reporting of adverse events following immunization
Current issues associated with immunization and vaccines
- Immunization Competencies for Health Professionals (Public Health Agency of Canada) [PDF]
- Ontario’s Routine Immunization Schedule (Ministry of Health & Long Term Care)
- Immunization Schedule (Public Health Agency of Canada)
- Reporting Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) (PDF)
- Canadian Immunization Guide Chapter on Influenza and Statement on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for 2018-2019 (National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI))
- Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) (Ministry of Health & Long Term Care)
- Public Health Sudbury & Districts immunization activities (immunization (vaccination) clinics)
This item was last modified on April 26, 2022