Pharmacies can now begin selling their private influenza vaccines.
As part of the informed consent process, if offering a private vaccine, a pharmacist is to first provide information regarding the client’s eligibility for equivalent publicly funded vaccine options. This ensures that patients have sufficient information to make an informed choice and will avoid complaints that patients were not aware of their options prior to purchasing a private pay vaccine.
For information see Pharmacists and Publicly Funded Vaccines in B.C. – General Information.
PharmaNet entry requirements
Private influenza shots must be entered into PharmaNet and must not be documented on ImmsBC. For the 2023/2024 season, three of the publicly funded products are also available for private supply. Where a flu product is uniquely a private supply product, enter the DIN in PharmaNet. For products that have both private and public supply, enter private supply using the PIN in PharmaNet. Do not record private supply vaccinations in ImmsBC.
If providing these products as private supply, enter the following PINs in PharmaNet, and your CPBC ID in the Prescriber ID field:
- Flumist® Quadrivalent - PIN 66128276
- Fluzone® Quadrivalent - PIN 66128073
- Fluzone® High-Dose Quadrivalent - PIN 66127356
Effective October 14, 2022, pharmacies can submit the drug administration fee ($11.41) using PIN 66128366 for non-publicly funded vaccines. This is done separately to the drug claim. For details, see Pharmacare Policy Section 8.10 Pharmacist administration of drugs and vaccines - “Submitting a claim for administering drugs and non-publicly funded vaccines.”