All User Bulletin - Immunization Records and Connect Care

All-user-bulletins highlight stumbling blocks that all physicians need to be aware of when using the Connect Care clinical information system.

Immunization Records and Connect Care

Immunization data for provincially funded and privately purchased vaccines are recorded in the provincial immunization repository called "ImmARI" (Immunization and Adverse Reaction to Immunization). Authorized healthcare workers use a web app called "IDSM" (Immunization Direct Submission Mechanism) to submit immunization information to ImmARI. 

A letter from Alberta Health was recently sent to some healthcare providers stating that all immunization records need to be entered into ImmARI or IDSM. 

For prescribers who use Connect Care, use of ImmARI or IDSM is not required. Immunization orders for administration of immunizations automatically trigger documentation uploaded to ImmARI – no additional steps are required. 

Questions can be directed to: Health.Imm@gov.ab.ca.