• SI-PMI (formerly Panorama) - Status of the deployment of the Québec Vaccination Registry
Oct 12, 2017

 

  • The Système d’information pour la protection en maladies Infectieuses (SI-PMI) includes the immunization component that supports the Québec Vaccination Registry.

     

  • The Québec Vaccination Registry is a province-wide electronic database that will record all vaccinations received by anyone in Quebec. It replaces certain local and regional vaccination registries. Vaccinations received by a Quebec resident outside the province that are brought to the attention of a Quebec health professional who is able to validate their veracity will also be included. It is important to specify that the introduction of the Vaccination Registry does not discharge an establishment from its responsibility of keeping local files.

Since June 2014 and until December 2018, this Registry is being introduced progressively in all regions of Quebec. Once the deployment is completed, it will offer the following:

  • For health professionals who vaccinate, the Registry:
  • Provides fast access anywhere in Quebec to a person’s vaccination history (if entered in the Registry);
  • Helps prevent the administration of unnecessary vaccine doses.

  • For public health authorities, the Registry is a tool that provides:

  • Support in work directed at public health protection in the event of an outbreak of diseases avoidable through vaccination;
  • Access to a person’s vaccination history, no matter where they were vaccinated;
  • Fast communication with vaccinated individuals in the event of a recall of a lot of vaccines;
  • The assurance of a better follow-up of vaccination programs by minimizing lost vaccination opportunities thanks to a projected timetable based on the Protocole d'immunisation du Québec (immunization protocol).

 

A Ministerial Regulation covering the Vaccination Registry has been amended so that vaccinators who do not have access to the Vaccination Registry in their region can maintain their vaccination information. However, according to the Ministerial Regulation issued, it is mandatory that all vaccinators and health professionals who provide vaccinations record the vaccinations administered by December 31, 2018.

Based on the Ministère’s current calendar, the SI-PMI is being introduced in two phases. The first phase, which began in June 2014, focused essentially on the provincial network. However, ten communities that met the Ministère’s mandatory selection criteria were also integrated into this first deployment.

A shorter version has been defined for the second phase. This version has the same functionalities as the first version, but is based on a more flexible and adaptable interface for communities with a different work context than the traditional contexts of provincial health centres. These off-grid vaccinators annually administer some 20% of vaccines to the population of Quebec. Obviously, the contribution of these interveners and their organizations to the Vaccination Registry’s contents is of paramount importance.

In October 2017, the Ministère will ask for the FNQLHSSC’s support during the last deployment phase in the remaining communities planned between April and December 2018.

For more details on the subject, consult the MSSS website and the page on the Québec Vaccination Registry at:

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS). Québec Vaccination Registry.

Online: http://sante.gouv.qc.ca/en/programmes-et-mesures-daide/registre-de-vaccination-du-quebec/.

For more information, contact Isabelle Cornet at 418-842 1540, ext. 2205, or at icornet@cssspnql.com.