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Immunization Services

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1. Immunization Programs

Saskatchewan offers free routine childhood and adult immunizations, and free immunization programs for people at high risk.

Immunization programs for young children are delivered by public health nurses through local public health clinics. Immunization programs for school age students are delivered by public health nurses in school settings. Some physicians and Nurse Practitioners may also administer free publicly-funded vaccines (such as influenza or pneumococcal vaccines) to eligible patients.

Infants and pre-school children

Infants and pre-school children are eligible to receive free vaccines against many bacteria and viruses that cause serious diseases such as:

  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Polio
  • Haemophilus influenza type b
  • Rotavirus
  • Measles,
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
  • Meningococcal bacterial diseases
  • Pneumococcal bacterial diseases

School age children

School age children are eligible for the following publicly-funded vaccines.

  • Grade 6 students – hepatitis B, human papillomavirus, bacterial meningitis and varicella (chickenpox).
  • Grade 8 students – tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) booster.

Influenza immunizations program

All residents aged 6 months and older are eligible to get a free influenza vaccine every year.

The vaccine is particularly recommended to people at high risk of serious complications from influenza:
  • Adults 65 and older;
  • Children under five;
  • People with a chronic health condition;
  • Pregnant women;
  • Nursing home residents; and 
  • Caregivers and contacts of people at high risk.

Where and when to get the flu vaccine

Free flu vaccines are available during the flu season through public health clinics, and some physician and Nurse Practitioner offices.

Contact your public health office for details.

Travel and non-publicly funded vaccines

Travel and other vaccines are available for purchase through some public health or physician offices. You have to pay out of pocket for these privately purchased immunizations. The Ministry of Health does not reimburse for these vaccines.
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2. When to Get Immunized

Routine vaccines are provided by Public Health and other health-care providers throughout Saskatchewan. Immunizations have saved more lives in Canada in the last 50 years than any other health measure. “On-time” and “on schedule” immunizations provide the best protection against vaccine-preventable diseases and keep Saskatchewan’s population healthy, safe and protected.

Printable Routine Childhood and Adult Immunization Schedules as of September 2017

Childhood Immunization Schedule (as of September 2017)

Age/Grade Vaccines
2 months DTaP-IPV-Hib (Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis, inactivated Polio & Haemophilus influenza type b)
Pneumococcal conjugate 13
Rotavirus
4 months DTaP-IPV-Hib (Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis, inactivated Polio & Haemophilus influenza type b)
Pneumococcal conjugate 13
Rotavirus
6 months DTaP-IPV-Hib (Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis, inactivated Polio & Haemophilus influenza type b)
12 months MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella)
Meningococcal conjugate C
Pneumococcal conjugate 13
Hepatitis A (for children living on reserves and select Northern communities)
18 months DTaP-IPV-Hib (Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis, inactivated Polio & Haemophilus influenza type b)
MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella)
Hepatitis A (for children living on reserves and select Northern communities)
4-6 years Tdap-IPV (Tetanus, Diphtheria, acellular Pertussis, inactivated Polio)
Grade 6 Hepatitis B
Meningococcal conjugate ACYW-135
HPV-9 (Human Papillomavirus - 9 types) 
Varicella
Grade 8  Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, acellular Pertussis) 
6 months to 17 years Influenza - recommended every year

Adult Immunization Schedule (as of September 2017)

Age Vaccines
18 years and older Influenza - recommended every year
Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria) - every 10 years
Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, acellular Pertussis) - should replace one of the Td doses
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) - 2 doses for those born since January 1, 1970
Polio - 3 doses for eligible adults
Varicella - 2 doses for eligible adults
65 years and older Pneumococcal polysaccharide 23 (one lifetime dose)

Individuals with Select Risk Factors (as of September 2017)

Some people are eligible to
receive these vaccines.
Check with a Public Health Nurse.

Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B 
Meningococcal conjugate ACYW-135                                         
Meningococcal B 
Pneumococcal conjugate 13
Pneumococcal polysaccharide 23 
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3. Immunization Forms and Fact Sheets

You may receive the following forms and documents when if your child is vaccinated at school:

Vaccine Information

French versions of these vaccine fact sheets will be available in the near future. 

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4. Immunization Records

To obtain a record

You can obtain your immunization records from the public health office where you received your immunizations.

If you received your immunizations in a First Nations community, your immunization records may be at the clinic you attended.

To locate a copy of your immunization record, public health staff will need information including your date of birth, health card number, previous address, and school(s) attended.

To keep a record

To help keep your immunization records safe and organized, use CANImmunize, a free app that provides you with the ability to:

  • Easily record and save your family’s immunization records and information;
  • Access vaccination schedules; and
  • Manage vaccination appointments for the entire family.

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