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Benefits of the registry

The Québec Vaccination Registry will enable health network professionals (e.g., doctors and nurses) to:

  • Support their work in protecting public health in the event of an outbreak of vaccine-preventable diseases
  • Quickly access from anywhere in Québec, information available on the vaccines you have received
  • Avoid giving you an unnecessary vaccine
  • Contact you quickly in the event a batch of vaccines is recalled or if you must receive other doses of a vaccine

Information in the registry

The Québec Vaccination Registry contains information on persons vaccinated, including:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Health insurance number
  • Home address
  • Vaccines already received as well as contraindications, if any (e.g., allergies)

Consulting the registry and confidentiality

All information in the Québec Vaccination Registry is confidential. Only authorized persons can  have access to the Québec Vaccination Registry. They are bound at all times by professional secrecy and must respect the confidentiality of information in the registry. Persons authorized to consult the registry are:

  • Nurses, nursing assistants, midwives, respiratory therapist, pharmacists and doctors
  • Administrative officers who act in support of authorized persons
  • Authorized staff of health establishments in the exercise of their duties - for example; vaccination reminders
  • Public health officials in the exercise of their duties -  for example; when assessing the risk of an epidemic or when following up on vaccinations

Last update: March 26, 2020


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