Pharm Vaccin Minutes 2021.05.21

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Link to Microsoft Teams


  • Participants
    • Roeland Luykx
    • Trudy Hagg
    • Michael Tan
    • Juergen Brandstaetter
    • Alexander Henket

Vaccination topic

  • Netherlands has started a project Immunizations. The intention is to use FHIRr4.
  • Roeland recommends to look at the Swiss Implementation Guide. This was originally based on CDA, but since no one uses the CDA, they have agreed to switch to FHIR resources.
  • GP play a minor role in the immunization in the Dutch immunization process.


  • Austria is rolling out Immunizations under ELGA.
  • The CDA standards from Switzerland have been reused as the baselin for Austrian implementation guides.
  • Austria has no intentions to implement FHIR on short term.
  • All citizens are obliged to participate in the immunization program unless they opt out.
  • This includes also the children.
  • IHE Pharmacy needs to reflect whether they should reconsider their goal on vaccination.
  • Juergen is in favor of generating a gemini project with sufficient funding.
  • We need to work on a proposal voor


Link to the spreadsheet
The IHE Pharmacy material can be found here:


the WHO FHIR material can be found in Github.

The Swiss model:

Issue to be discussed:

  • Site or route to be administered. Do we need to add site?
  • Protocol and where to store number of vaccinations. Protocol in the IHE model is a reference. The standard resources is not.
  • How to register that a patient only needs one injection.
  • What value list do we use for status reason?

Any other business

  • Question to shift this session to Friday morning from 10:00-11:00. Michael will send out a poll.

Pharmacy Technical Committee