The college`s handy injection administration tool contains important information on training and registration requirements. Pharmacists can also refresh their practical knowledge by referring to their UIIP agreement and faQs from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, which manages the program. 2. Flu consultation toolkit. Http://health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/flu/uiip/docs/flu_uiip_illness_handout_2015-16_en.PDF pharmacists participating in the UIIP may also administer the FluMist vaccine® to patients between the ages of 5 and 17. Patients outside this age group may receive the flumist vaccine ® publicly funded by their family physician. This information applies to pharmacies approved by the Ministry of Participation in the UIIP for the provision of influenza vaccines administered by pharmacists for people aged 5 and over. Pharmacies approved by the ministry meet all the requirements of the user agreement. This information does not apply to pharmacies that provide services to hospital or hospital residents (LTCHs).
In order to reduce the risk of serious illness that may result from co-infection with COVID-19 and influenza, it is particularly recommended that people at high risk of serious diseases related to COVID-19 or who are able to transmit influenza to people at high risk of serious and critical illness associated with COVID-19, receive the flu vaccine this fall. To administer the flu vaccine from the age of five, pharmacists, pharmacy students and trainees should encourage patients to check the ministry`s influenza and flu vaccination safety resources. You`ll find frequent questions and answers about flu shooting in the Get The Facts About the Flu Shot fact sheet. Figure 20. Number of reported laboratory-confirmed influenza cases, Ontario, 1991/1992 – 2016/2017. Pharmacists have been allowed to administer influenza vaccines since October 2012. β “cell culture-based” refers to how the flu vaccine is produced. Flucelvax® Quad is a mammalian cell-based QIV licensed for use in Canada in people 9 years of age and older. Egg and cell-based IVQs offer protection against four strains of influenza and are available in UIIP 2020/2021. Each of the available products can be used in the age group for which they are listed. ±Severe component of a vaccine can be a potential allergen. This table identifies the most common allergens.
The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (ENAI) stresses that egg allergy is not a contraindication to influenza vaccination and that people with allergies can be vaccinated against influenza at the full dose of an age-appropriate product. Return vials containing residual doses to PHU or OGPMSS (for Toronto customers) as a waste. In this diagram, you can determine who you can turn to for certain UIIP-related questions. According to the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (ENAI), the following four groups are particularly encouraged to receive the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available in early October: 3. Data source: MOHLTC, iPHIS database, extracted from Public Health Ontario at the following address: [2013/03/07] for 1991-2004 data; [data from 16.05.2017/05.2016] for the 2005-2016 situation; [09.09.2010] for pH1N1 account for the 2009-2010 season; [03.09.2009] for pH1N1 account for the 2008-2009 season; [2011/08/10] for seasonal influenza counts for the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 seasons.