Updated Aug. 8, 2022
Attestation letters are intended for individuals who are moderately to severely immunosuppressed as per Provincial Criteria and therefore eligible for a 3-dose primary series.
Individuals must receive an invite through the Provincial system to be eligible for a 3-dose primary series or their booster(s) after their 3-dose primary series. If an individual is not eligible to book their next dose, but believes they are moderately to severely immunosuppressed (Clinically Extremely Vulnerable), refer them to their practitioner to inquire about an attestation form (available through the Doctors of BC portal).
Attestation forms are no longer required for individuals 70+ requesting a shorter interval for their booster doses. These individuals should be informed that this is not optimal for protection, but their request for an earlier dose should be granted without need for an attestation form or MHO approval, provided the minimum interval between doses has been observed.
If an individual presents a completed and signed attestation form from a physician or nurse practitioner, the pharmacist can provide the vaccination immediately or can be booked in for a later appointment based on your pharmacy’s earliest availability. Pharmacies can open the individual’s profile and click the “Check-In Client” button if providing the vaccination immediately and individual does not require an appointment to be scheduled. Follow the instructions on clinic day procedures, checking in a client without and appointment.
New process for documenting COVID-19 attestation forms
There have been reports of CEV citizens presenting with attestation letters having challenges getting their ImmsBC profiles updated with the CEV flag and “3 Dose Primary Series” risk factor.
A new process to update patient records in ImmsBC has been developed to support pharmacy entry of this information.
- The citizen presents to pharmacy with an attestation letter.
- The pharmacist assesses if they are CEV 1 or 2 (moderately to severely immunocompromised) and eligible for a 3 Dose Primary Series.
- If CEV 1 or 2 status is confirmed, from either the “ICE Identification stage” or the “ImmsBC Person Account – Details tab”: (a) Change the client’s CEV status to “Yes” (b) Create an ImmsBC Note with subject line: “CEV attestation letter obtained” and enter any additional details as appropriate
- Proceed with vaccination if appropriate
ICE Identification Screen
PERSON Account Screen