Implementation of Programs

Marcia M. Johnson MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Principal Investigator

Dr. Marcia Johnson is the Acting Medical Officer of Health, Alberta Health Services – Edmonton Zone. She received a MD from U of Saskatchewan and worked as both a family practitioner and emergency room physician in Vancouver, BC. She obtained a Masters in Health Sciences at UBC in 1990 and completed her Community Medicine Residency in 1993. Dr. Johnson gained international experience in the King Faisal Hospital & Research Centre in Saudi Arabia and at the International Hospital in Beijing, China before accepting her current position with Alberta Health Services. Dr. Johnson’s current responsibilities include regional oversight for Communicable Disease Control (CDC), Environmental Health and Population Health in the Edmonton Zone. She is an adjunct professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta.

Rapid Implementation of Programs

Original Goals/Objectives

  1. Original Goals/Objectives
  2. Create a network of experts, decision-makers, and operational/clinical professionals responsible for mass vaccination clinics
  3. Time motion analyses for screening, triage, medical evaluation, vaccine dispensing phases
  4. Target interventions to increase efficiencies
  5. Develop methodologies for patient self-registration through web-based, telephone, smart-card, or self-generated bar-code technology
  6. Ensure integration with inventory control and patient information software

Original Timeline
Year 1: environmental scan
Year 2: modeling
Year 3: implementation/testing


  1. Evaluate the H1N1 mass vaccination clinics for 2009
    • Identify barriers to success
    • Identify positive aspects of clinic design
    • Evaluate individual client preferences of clinics
  2. Create a baseline data set for future interventions
    • Novel aspects of site layout, client registration, vaccination