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Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP)

UIIP Information for Pharmacies with Health Care Agencies

This information applies to influenza immunization clinics held within the premises of a community pharmacy where publicly funded influenza vaccine is administered by a health care agency (i.e., nurse-administered immunization through a pharmacy-based clinic) approved by the ministry and employed by the pharmacy.

This information does not apply to pharmacies within institutions (e.g., hospitals, LTCHs etc.) that provide services to patients/residents. It also does not apply to pharmacies who have submitted a User Agreement to the ministry to participate in the UIIP through direct pharmacist-administered publicly funded influenza vaccine. If you are a pharmacy with trained pharmacists who has been ministry-approved to administer vaccine, please refer to the Pharmacies with Trained Pharmacists section.

Health Care Agency-Administered Pharmacy Clinics

Health care agency-administered pharmacy clinics must retain the services of a health care agency that has completed the prequalification process with the ministry prior to the start of the 2017/2018 UIIP. Pharmacies interested in providing health care agency-administered influenza immunization clinics are encouraged to visit the ministry's website for a list of qualified health care agencies that can be contacted to administer publicly funded influenza vaccine.

It is important to note that when the health care agency is administering the influenza vaccine, the vaccine cannot be stored in a pharmacy fridge as this would be a direct violation of the Prequalification Agreement that the health care agency has entered with the ministry.

Reimbursement for the Administration of Publicly Funded Influenza Vaccine

Influenza vaccine administered by

Reimbursement system (that must be used)

Pharmacist

Ontario Drug Benefit Health Network System

Health care agency

Vaccine Utilization Invoice Reimbursable Clinic

A claim for administering each dose of publicly funded influenza vaccine must ONLY be submitted through ONE reimbursement system (i.e., the same dose CANNOT be submitted through both systems)

A) Doses Administered by Health Care Agencies

The pharmacy will receive $5.00 reimbursement for each dose of publicly funded influenza vaccine administered through health care agency-administered pharmacy clinics

In order for a health care agency-administered pharmacy clinic to be eligible for reimbursement by the ministry all of the following criteria must be met:

B) Doses Administered by Pharmacists

Pharmacies that also plan to use trained pharmacies to administer influenza vaccines should refer to the Pharmacies with Trained Pharmacists section.

Reimbursement using the Vaccine Utilization Invoice Reimbursable Clinic form

The Vaccine Utilization Invoice Reimbursable Clinic form should be completed in order to receive reimbursement for influenza doses administered during a health care agency-administered pharmacy clinic.
It is the responsibility of the pharmacy owner or pharmacist to ensure that information on the Vaccine Utilization Invoice Reimbursable Clinic form is completed in full prior to submission.

Completed Vaccine Utilization Invoice Reimbursable Clinic forms must be submitted to UIIP.MOH@ontario.ca.

Invoices without a valid Ontario Drug Benefit number cannot be paid as the ministry has no other means of providing reimbursement.

For More Information

Please e-mail uiip.moh@ontario.ca or call Service Ontario, INFOline at 1 877-844-1944