Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Medical Screening

All refugees coming to Canada will receive medical exams overseas prior to arrival. Refugees will initially land in either Montreal or Toronto where they will be screened for symptoms and signs of infectious disease. If any passenger is identified as ill, he or she will receive prompt and immediate medical attention and care. Further screening for communicable diseases (such as Tuberculosis) will also occur. 

Beyond these immediate health screenings and after arriving in Saskatchewan, there will be a focus on immunization. This includes seasonal influenza vaccines, as well as the vaccines recommended for infants and children in Saskatchewan, as outlined under immunization services.

The Ministry of Health has reviewed its vaccination supplies to ensure it has enough vaccines to meet both Saskatchewan’s predicted needs and those of the Syrian refugees. Public Health Nurses and staff from health regions are preparing to assist refugees in ensuring their immunizations are current. The Ministry of Health is working with colleagues from across Canada to obtain information on vaccines and other public health services that have already been translated to ensure refugees have access to appropriate information about the services available to them.

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