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COVID-19 immunizations do not need to be entered in IDSM

April 28, 2021

Reminder: all publicly funded immunizations (including COVID-19) are automatically uploaded to the provincial immunization repository via Alberta Blue Cross.

This is a reminder that all publicly funded immunizations—including COVID-19—are automatically uploaded to the provincial immunization repository (Imm/ARI) when submitted through Alberta Blue Cross. This means that pharmacists do not need to report COVID-19 immunizations via the Immunization Direct Submission Mechanism (IDSM).

Only immunizations involving privately paid vaccines and immunizations not submitted to Alberta Blue Cross (such as employee influenza immunization clinics), immunization assessments that do not result in an immunization being provided, and past unreported immunization events you are aware of need to be submitted directly to Alberta Health via the IDSM.

For more information on immunization reporting requirements, refer to our November 25, 2020, Link article or contact:

eHealth Netcare Support Services Team
Toll Free: 1-855-643-8649
E-mail: ehealthsupport@cgi.com

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