Canadian Vaccine Catalogue

Canadian vaccination terminology and product information
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  • Scope National CA
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The CVC is the comprehensive, standards-based “source of truth” resource for vaccine terminology and vaccine product information in Canada. It has been funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, and replaces the Vaccine Identification Database System (VIDS). It is currently developed and maintained by the CANImmunize team.

The Canadian Vaccine Catalogue provides timely, accurate and comprehensive standards-based vaccine-related content. This content is needed for software developers and system implementers to build and configure interoperable systems for the capture and digital exchange of immunization records across health care domains and jurisdictional borders. The CVC content also facilitates vaccine barcode scanning for both inventory management and immunization administration.

Objectives of the CVC:

  • Improve the data quality of immunization records captured in digital systems
  • Improve the interoperability of immunization records across the country
  • Facilitate the use of standardized pick-lists for the collection of vaccine identifiers and product data
  • Facilitate vaccine barcode scanning