These documents are developed to support immunization service providers in British Columbia.
These documents contain supplementary information and should be used as a complement to the guidelines for the use of the vaccine contained in the Communicable Disease Control Manual, Chapter 2: Immunization.
Question & Answer documents are dated to indicate the date of production. New information that reaches the public domain after the production date of these documents is therefore not incorporated, and practitioners must take responsibility to ensure they have the most recent knowledge and are using the most recent guidelines relating to the situation with which they are dealing.
At the direction of the B.C. Chief Nursing Officer Council a provincial decision support tool (DST) for the management of anaphylaxis, "Anaphylaxis: Initial Emergency Treatment by Nurses (Adult and Pediatric)" has been developed. The provincial DST was developed to ensure that the initial emergency management of anaphylaxis is consistent amongst all nurses across the province, in all settings. The provincial anaphylaxis DST is based upon the World Allergy Organization guidelines and has incorporated the most up-to-date evidence. The BC Immunization Manual, Part 3 - Management of Anaphylaxis in a Non-Hospital Setting has been revised to be consistent with the provincial DST.
Changes to the Rotavirus Immunization Program
School-based HPV vaccine program expansion for 2017/18:
Additional HPV Information: