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Immunization Services

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1. Immunization Programs

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

Immunization programs for young children are delivered by public health nurses through regional 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, 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 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:
  • 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.

Where and When to Get Vaccinated

Free flu vaccines will be available through public health clinics, and some physician and Nurse Practitioner offices across the province starting October 31, 2016.

Check your health region website or call 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.

Childhood Immunization Schedule

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
18 months DTaP-IPV-Hib (Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis, inactivated Polio & Haemophilus influenza type b)
MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella)
4-6 years DTaP-IPV (Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis, inactive Polio)
Grade 6 Hepatitis B
Meningococcal conjugate ACYW-135
HPV (Human Papillomavirus) - girls only
Varicella
Grade 8  Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, acellular Pertussis) 
6 months to 17 years Influenza (yearly)

Adult Immunization Schedule

Age Vaccines
18 years and older Influenza (yearly)
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.
Varicella - 2 doses for certain eligible non-immune adults -> check with Public Health for new information.
65 years and older Pneumococcal polysaccharide 23 (one lifetime dose)

Routine Immunization Schedules as of September 2014: printable version

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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

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4. Immunization Records

To obtain a Record

You can obtain your 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.

To keep a Record

To help keep your immunization records safe and organized, use ImmunizeCA, 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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