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Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP)

UIIP Information for Pharmacies with Trained Pharmacists

This information applies to pharmacies that have been approved by the ministry to participate in the UIIP and to provide pharmacist-administered influenza immunizations to individuals 5 years of age and older. Approved pharmacies have met all requirements stipulated in the User Agreement. This information does not apply to inpatient hospital pharmacies or pharmacies that provide injection services to patients/residents in hospitals and Long-term care homes (LTCHs).

Influenza Vaccine Ordering

Pharmacies that have been approved to participate in the UIIP that are located

Order vaccine from

within Toronto
(within the M postal code)

Ontario Government Pharmaceutical and Medical Supply Service (OGPMSS) by faxing the Influenza Vaccine Order Form for the UIIP to 416-327-0818

outside Toronto
(not within the M postal code)

Wholesale distributor:

  • Kohl & Frisch Limited
  • McKesson Canada
  • McMahon Distributeur Pharmaceutique Inc.
  • Shoppers Drug Mart

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 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 Pharmacists

Pharmacies will be paid a fee per eligible claim for the administrative costs associated with the administration of one of the publicly funded influenza vaccines to eligible Ontarians who are 5 years of age and older. The claim must be submitted through the ministry’s Health Network System (HNS) using the assigned Drug Identification Number. The 2017/2018 updated Notice from the Executive Officer will be published later in the fall and will provide further information on Pharmacist Administration of Publicly Funded Influenza Vaccine and Claims Submission using the HNS.

B) Doses Administered by Health Care Agencies

Pharmacies that also plan to use the services of a prequalified health care agency to administer influenza vaccines should refer to the pharmacies with health care agencies section.

Flu Shot Locator Digital Tool

A “Flu Shot Locator” digital tool will be available on the ministry’s website to assist the public in finding influenza clinics. If you chose to participate, your access information has been provided to you in your welcome email.

For More Information

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