Community physician vaccine distribution plan

Expression of Interest

Two options are available for community physicians and their partners to express interest in participating in the Alberta effort to deliver COVID-19 vaccinations.

For non-AMA member physicians, please request a form here. For partners such as PCNs wishing to submit an expression of interest, please work with a lead physician to log in to complete the online EOI form. The PCN representative can be named as the primary contact person in the EOI.

Before proceeding with either option, please read through and understand the mandatory requirements.

Option 1

Physicians may administer vaccinations at an AHS Rapid Flow Site (not unlike how COVID-19 swabbing occurs). If you have already provided your information to AHS, it is requested that you provide the information again by completing Option 1 of the EOI form.

Option 2

Physicians may offer a community clinic/site, perhaps in conjunction with partners such as your Primary Care Network or pharmacy. Only one EOI is required per site (not per physician). Submitting an EOI helps us understand how many clinics are interested so that AH can determine overall allocations of vaccine to physician clinics. If you wish to explore this option please be familiar with the mandatory requirements before completing Option 2 of the EOI form.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Clinic has a vaccine-appropriate refrigerator onsite.
  • Clinic/partnership can report immunizations using the Immunization Direct Submission Mechanism (IDSM).
    • Same day reporting is required.
    • If not already on IDSM, it takes approximately 2 weeks for an application to be processed.
  • All interested clinics are now required to set up a separate Alberta Vaccine Inventory (AVI) account specific to the COVID-19 vaccine for ordering, reconciliation, and reporting of wastage. (Other vaccines are shipped by AHS however the Covid vaccine will be shipped by a different distributor, hence a different AVI account is required.)
    • Please view the linked document for more information, and to proceed with the COVID-AVI registration.
    • You should only set up a COVID-AVI account once you have a refrigerator (not on backorder), and you have full access to IDSM.
  • All health practitioners in the physician applicant clinic confirm they understand and will comply with the requirements outlined within the Immunization Regulation, including:
    • Storage, handling, and transport requirements;
    • Reporting immunization information requirements; and,
    • Reporting of adverse event following immunization requirements.
  • All health practitioners in the physician applicant clinic confirm they understand and will comply with the Alberta Health’s program policies including:
  • The clinic/partnership can demonstrate they are capable of administering immunizations and have experience with reconstituting and using multi-dose vials.
  • The clinic/partnership acknowledges the COVID-19 Immunization Program may be a start / stop program based on vaccine supply and are responsible for informing their patients of changes to their immunization appointments. 

Complete the Expression of Interest form

*Please note, this form is undergoing continual improvement. The current release does not allow the ability to save a draft or edit after submission. If you have any questions or issues, please let us know at backthevax@albertadoctors.org.

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