Review the requirements for vaccine documentation.

What’s happening? 

  • As per the Medication Practice: Medication Prescribing, Directive/Order Processing, Administration & Documentation – Clinical Protocol (Accreditation Medication Management Standards, and BC Immunization Manual), the requirements for vaccine documentation are

  • The vaccine’s brand name,

  • Lot number,

  • Expiration date, and

  • Body site.

  • This information must be documented on the Medication Administration Record (MAR) or alternate patient record following administration.

  • This is a reminder that the flu vaccine is an exception to the multi-dose vial policy. The flu vaccine can be used for multiple patients. One flu vaccine vial can be used for up to ten patients.


Why is this important? 

  • This facilitates a track back in the case of a patient safety event, or product concern.
  • The flu vaccine is an exception to the multi-dose vial policy because of the limited supply provided by the BC Centre for Disease Control.

How will this impact students and faculty instructors? 

Students and faculty instructors who are completing student placements in Fraser Health are expected to apply any necessary changes in their practice to ensure that patients, clients, and residents continue to receive safe and quality care. Students and faculty instructors must also consult with their clinical areas to determine what other procedures should be followed to support this practice. The associated clinical protocol can only be accessed via FH Pulse when students and faculty instructors are on a Fraser Health computer on a Fraser Health site.


Please contact the Student Practice Team.

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