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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, many pharmacies, and some physician and Nurse Practitioner offices.

For detailed information about flu clinic locations, dates and times:

For a list of pharmacies that offer the flu shot, check the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan website.

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 December 2018)

Childhood Immunization Schedule (as of April 2018)
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)
Rotavirus
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)
Grade 8 Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, acellular Pertussis)
6 months to 17 years Influenza - recommended every year

Adult Immunization Schedule (as of December2018)
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 December2018)
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 in the area 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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6. Travel Health Clinic Information

The Saskatchewan Health Authority has 12 travel health locations in communities throughout the province. These clinics offer individual risk assessment and consultation, counselling and vaccinations to protect your health during trips outside Canada. These clinics meet the standards of the Public Health Agency of Canada for the Practice of Travel Medicine.

At the SHA Travel Health Centres, registered nurses with specialized training can vaccinate all ages, including children under the age of five – a great option for families planning a trip. Assessment for malaria and altitude illness with prescriptions for recommended medications is available at some of the Travel Health Centres. Some sites have travel health products available for purchase.

Vaccines available

Certain vaccines can only be given at the larger centralized travel clinics. (For example, Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert are federally designated Yellow Fever vaccination centres). Please call ahead to ensure the appropriate vaccines are offered in your community.

Legal documentation of vaccinations may be required (i.e. Hajj and Umrah travellers).

Please plan early to allow ample time to complete your vaccination series.

  • Dukoral
  • Hepatitis A & Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A Pediatric
  • Hepatitis A Adult
  • Hepatitis A + B Pediatric
  • Hepatitis A + B Adult
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis B Pediatric
  • Human Papillomavirus 9
  • Influenza
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella
  • Meningococcal ACY & W-135 (conjugate)
  • Meningococcal B
  • Meningococcal C
  • Pneumococcal Conj. 13
  • Pneumococcal 23
  • Polio
  • Rabies
  • Shingles (Shingrix)
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, acellular Pertussis
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria-Polio
  • Tuberculin Skin Test
  • Typhoid – Injectable
  • Typhoid – Oral
  • Varicella
  • Yellow Fever
  • Yellow Fever replacement card

Payment

Travel health services, including consultation and vaccinations, are not provincially funded. Travelers are responsible for the cost of each vaccine they receive.

Clinics accept credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Locations

Area Name of Clinic Address Telephone Days & Hours of Operation
NORTH
Lloydminster Lloydminster Public Health 101, 4910
50 St.,
Lloydminster
306-820-6225 Monday to Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
North
Battleford
North Battleford Public Health 101, 11427 Railway Ave., North Battleford 306-446-6400 Monday to Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Prince Albert Prince Albert Public Health 2nd Floor, LF McIntosh Bldg., 800 Central Ave., Prince Albert 306-765-6506 Monday to Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

*Closed between
noon and 1:00 pm
Tisdale Tisdale International Travel Clinic

Public Health office
600 110th St., Tisdale
Stall 400,
Tisdale Healthplex
Box 1297,
Tisdale
306-873-3615 Variable days as clinic is open part time

Two days/week during low travel season

Four days per week in high travel season

8:00 am to 4:30 pm


Closed July /August
La Ronge
(Population Health Unit)
La Ronge Public Health
Adult Clinic (Occupational and Post Secondary)
La Ronge Public Health, 227 Backlund St., La Ronge 306-425-2422
Ask for Public Health
Mondays
8:00 am to 4:00 pm*
*closed from noon to 1:00 pm

As above or offer drop in times
NNE:
Pinehouse

NNW:
Ile-a-la-Crosse
Buffalo Narrows
La Loche
Public Health provides travel health consults and vaccines during the walk-in clinic Public Health clinic Pinehouse:
306-884-5680

Ile-a-la-Crosse
306-833-3353

Buffalo Narrows:
306-235-5813

La Loche:
306-235-5813
Walk-in clinics
Athabasca Health Authority Travel health vaccines by public health Stoney Rapids 306-439-2200 Public health walk-in clinics
SOUTH
Swift Current Swift Current El Wood Building
4th Floor,
350 Cheadle St. W.,
Swift Current
306-778-5280  
Rosetown & Kindersley Rosetown & Kindersley 409 Highway 4 N.,
Public Health Services, Rosetown
1003 – 1st Street W., Kindersley
306-882-2672
Ext 3/option 3
 
Yorkton Yorkton Yorkton Public Health
150 Independent St.,
Yorkton
306-786-0600 Every 2nd Monday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Every Wednesday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Every Thursday
10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saskatoon Specialized Immunization & Travel Health,
North East Health Centre
108-407 Ludlow St.,
Saskatoon
306-655-4780 Mon to Fri to book appointments

Clinics:
Apr 1 to Sept 30
Wednesday to Friday

Oct 1 to Mar 31
Tuesday to Friday

Drop ins:
4th Thursday of the month 12:00 to 7:00 pm
One Saturday clinic per month (contact for details)
Regina Specialty Immunization & Travel Health Centre 2110 Hamilton St.,
Regina
306-766-7600 Monday to Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Please contact your nearest location to confirm hours of operations and available vaccines.

What to bring to your appointment

  • Your Saskatchewan Health Services card
  • A list of your medications and allergies
  • All available immunization records
  • Your detailed travel itinerary, including departure dates, type of travel (backpacking vs resort) and activities planned

Important travel websites

Public Health Agency of Canada Travel Health Information

Government of Canada Travel and Tourism Information

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