Special Immunization Clinics Network

Under the Special Immunization Clinics (SIC) Network, clinics have been established in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia, to investigate and manage patients with adverse events following immunization (AEFI) or underlying conditions that may be contraindications to vaccination. Investigators employ standardized assessment protocols to evaluate AEFI with the assistance of appropriate subspecialists as needed (e.g., allergists, neurologists, immunologists). While the network was established under PCIRN for influenza, the SIC network has always been designed to evaluate AEFIs after any vaccine.