Vaccine Information for Primary Care

COVID-19 Vaccines

Information on COVID-19 vaccines may be found on our COVID-19 resources for health professionals webpage.

Publicly Funded Immunizations

The Ministry of Health’s publicly funded immunization schedule for Ontario provides a list of vaccines and the recommended vaccine schedule.

Publicly Funded Immunization Schedule

Influenza Vaccine 

The implementation package can be found at The Ministry of Health’s Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP). The UIIP offers influenza vaccine free of charge each year to all individuals six months of age and older who live, work or go to school in Ontario. For questions/concerns regarding the 2021/2022 UIIP, email the ministry at

The following vaccines are available this season:

  • Quadrivalent Inactivated Vaccine (QIV) (6 months of age and older)
    • FluLaval Tetra, Fluzone Quadrivalent
  • Adjuvanted Trivalent Inactivated Vaccine (TIV-adj) (65 years of age and older)
    • Fluad
  • Fluzone High Dose (QIV-HD) will be available to health care providers the week of October 25
  • Flumist will not be available in Ontario this flu season

A friendly reminder that health care providers and individuals at high-risk of complications or hospitalization due to influenza should be prioritized for vaccination. Large-scale community clinics for the general population should be scheduled in November.

NACI Statement on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 2022-23

Influenza immunization toolkit  

The toolkit provides a collection of resources that can be used to promote annual influenza immunization amongst health care workers and facility staff.

Adverse Events After Immunization (AEFI) 

If a patient/client experiences an adverse event after immunization, Waterloo Region health care providers are required to report an adverse event following an immunization.

  • Report adverse events using the Adverse Event Following Immunization Form and fax it to Region of Waterloo Public Health at 519-883-2248 or submit online through the Ocean platform integrated with your EMR. The AEFI reporting form has been updated to include adverse events of special interest for COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Please do not direct your patient/client to call Region of Waterloo Public Health. We are not currently accepting self-referred AEFI reports.

Adverse Event Following Immunization Reporting For Health Care Providers In Ontario Fact Sheet (Public Health Ontario) 

Vaccine fact sheets 
Vaccine forms 

To access any of the forms listed below, please use our Request a form tool. 

  • Biological Returns Form
  • Child Care Centres Pre-Employment Health Form
  • Contingency Plan for Planned or Unexpected Electricity Disruption
  • Hepatitis A High Risk Vaccine Order Form
  • Hepatitis B High Risk Vaccine Order Form
  • Holding Point Application
  • HPV High Risk Vaccine Order Form
  • Immunization Assessment Plan
  • Incident Assessment Form for Designated Officers
  • Influenza Immunization Decision Making Tool
  • LTC/RT Vaccine Order Form
  • Meningococcal High Risk Vaccine Order Form
  • Min/Max Thermometer Order Form 
  • Report of Positive Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Test 
  • Request for Immunization Schedule Assessment and Plan
  • Routine Vaccine Order Form
  • School Program Vaccine Order Form
  • TB Physician Referral Form
  • Vaccine Storage and Handling Form
  • Varicella Immunity Confirmation Form 
Vaccine information 
Resources to assist with assessing records 

Cold Chain Incident follow up

Health Care Providers interested in storing publicly funded vaccine

Resources to assist with vaccine storage and handling 
Presentations that can be provided by Public Health staff 
  • Assessing and Administering Immunization Schedule
    • Topics include: review of eligibility, immunization schedules, dosing, intervals and antigens
  • Vaccine Administration Practices
    • Topics include: client assessment, rights of immunization, immunization sites, client positioning, pain management techniques, vaccine preparation, administration, and disposal and adverse events following immunization
  • Vaccine Storage and Handling for Health Care Providers
    • Topics include: cold chain responsibilities, temperature monitoring, equipment, cold chain incidents, contingency planning

Please contact us at 519-575-4400 ext 5505 for further information about these presentations.


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