Date:  July 23, 2024  
Welcome to the Alberta Vaccine Inventory (AVI)

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The AVI system is an online inventory web application that was developed by the Government of Alberta. The primary function of AVI is to track, record, report, create and receive vaccine orders and vaccine inventory.

AVI can be used from a computer or mobile with internet access and supports the latest versions of any browser. The production environment is a live inventory management site. Changes in this environment should only reflect actual changes to your physical inventory.

Vaccine Management Set-Up and Maintenance Administration Guides

System Administration Guides

System Administration Guides (Quick Reference Guides)

Known Issues and Best Practices Documents

Release Notes

User Guides and Training

AVI Responsibilities & Expectations Guide

Training Guides / Videos / Presentations

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Quick Reference Guides

Vaccine Storage and Handling

As of January 1, 2021, the Immunization Regulation will require health practitioners to ensure a report respecting all immunizations and assessments are electronically submitted to Alberta Health within 7 days.

The free vendor independent web application that will allow for reporting is called the Immunization Direct Submission Mechanism (IDSM). The IDSM will facilitate the electronic submission of immunization and assessment event information into the Alberta Provincial Repository (Imm/ARI) for health practitioners that do not have an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system capable of integrating with Imm/ARI.

How do I sign up for the IDSM?

  1. User Registration Form for the IDSM - Complete a User Registration form to gain access.

What other requirements do I need to meet in order to be eligible to provide immunization services to Albertans?

  1. Alberta Immunization Regulation - PDF of the Regulation
  2. Alberta Immunization Policy - The Alberta Immunization Policy (AIP) outlines the policies for administering provincially funded immunizations in Alberta and has information to help understand immunization reporting requirements.

For information on the Alberta Immunization Schedule please visit:
For information on the Alberta Immunization Policy, including Cold Chain Management and Adverse Event Following Immunization, please visit:
For information on general immunization in Alberta please visit the Immunize Alberta homepage:
AHS Immunization Program Standards Manual: