Immunization Programs and Services

Saskatchewan offers a variety of immunization programs to protect residents against vaccine-preventable diseases.

Publicly-funded (free) immunization programs are delivered by public health or community health nurses. Physicians and nurse practitioners also deliver some vaccines such as tetanus, influenza, and pneumococcal vaccines to eligible patients.
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1. Immunization Programs in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan offers publicly-funded (free) routine childhood immunizations, as well as immunization programs for people at high risk.

Most free immunization programs are delivered through public health clinics in health regions. Physicians can also administer publicly-funded vaccines (such as influenza or pneumococcal vaccines) to eligible patients.

Infants and pre-school children
Infants and pre-school children can receive publicly-funded vaccinations against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Haemophilus influenza type B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chickenpox), bacterial meningitis, and Streptococcal pneumoniae bacteria.

School age children
School age children can receive the following publicly-funded vaccines.
  • Grade 6 male and female students - hepatitis B, bacterial meningitis, and varicella (chickenpox).
  • Grade 6 female students – human papillomavirus vaccine.
  • Grade 8 students – tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) booster.

Influenza immunizations program
All residents aged 6 months and older can get the influenza vaccine for free every year.

The vaccine is particularly recommended to people at high risk of serious complications from influenza:

  • Children under five;
  • Pregnant women;
  • Adults 65 and older;
  • Nursing home residents;
  • People with a chronic health condition; and
  • Caregivers and contacts of people at high risk.
For more information, see:

Travel and privately purchased immunizations
Travel immunizations are available through some public health or physician offices. These are not publicly funded. 
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2. Immunization Information and Fact Sheets

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, and Haemophilus influenzae type b Vaccine - March 2014     Français
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio Vaccine - March 2014     Français
Grade 6 Immunizations - August 2014     Français
Haemophilus influenzae type b Vaccine - April 2011     
Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B Vaccine - January 2013     Français
Hepatitis A Vaccine - April 2014     Français
Hepatitis B Vaccine - July 2013     Français
Hepatitis B Immune Globulin - October 2012     Français
Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV) - For girls only - May 2014     Français
Immune Globulin (Human) - November 2012     Français
Influenza - Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 2014-2015     Français
FluMist - Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine - October 2014     Français
Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine - May 2014     Français
Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella Vaccine - April 2014
Meningococcal B Vaccine - May 2014
Meningococcal Conjugate C Vaccine - May 2014
Meningococcal Conjugate A, C, Y and W-135 Vaccine - May 2013     Français
Meningococcal Polysaccharide A, C, Y and W-135 Vaccine - October 2012     Français
Pneumococcal Conjugate 13 Vaccine - April 2014     Français
Pneumococcal Polysaccharide 23 Vaccine - May 2014
Polio Vaccine - January 2012     Français
Rabies Immune Globulin and Vaccine - May 2012     Français
Rotavirus Vaccine - June 2014     Français
Tetanus and Diphtheria Vaccine - May 2014
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Vaccine - June 2013 Français
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Polio Vaccine - April 2012     Français
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio Vaccine - October 2011     Français
Tetanus Immune Globulin - October 2012
Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Test - December 2010     Français
Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine - July 2014     Français
Varicella Immune Globulin - October 2012

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3. Immunization Schedule

On-schedule immunizations provide the best protection against vaccine-preventable diseases.
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4. Immunization Record

You can obtain your or your child's immunization records from the public health office in the health region 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 find your health region, see the health region community list.
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5. ImmunizeCA App

This application provides you with the ability to:
  • Easily record and store vaccine information;
  • Access vaccination schedules; and 
  • Manage vaccination appointments for the entire family. 
Learn more at immunize.ca 
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6. Saskatchewan Immunization Manual

The Saskatchewan Immunization Manual (SIM) provides evidence-based, standardized information related to immunization.

The manual primarily assists public health personnel to deliver immunization programs. It is also an important resource for other health care providers, health care students, and post-secondary institutions.

As a key provincial immunization resource, SIM supports consistent, quality immunization practice and services.
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7. Public Health Offices Contact Information

Contact information for Saskatchewan public health offices.