Adult Immunization

Many Canadian adults are not up to date with their vaccines. Some vaccines are needed by all adults and other vaccines may be required due to individual risk resulting from occupation, travel, underlying illness, lifestyle or age.

Why is vaccination important for adults?

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Vaccination: Are We There Yet?

Vaccination is not just for children. Vaccines are safe and protect you and those around you from vaccine-preventable diseases.

As we get older, the protection we had from previous vaccination can decrease for some diseases. Getting another dose (called a booster) can increase our immunity to provide the best protection. Some adults may have missed one or more of their vaccines when they were a child. They may need to catch up and get these vaccines now.

 

There are also diseases that are more common in adults, even healthy adults. This is why additional vaccines are needed as we get older. By keeping up to date with vaccines, adults can prevent the spread of disease to those who cannot be immunized. These include: babies, young children, pregnant women, and people with certain medical conditions such as those who have weakened immunity. In recent years, new vaccines such as herpes zoster (shingles) and human papillomavirus have become available for adults. To hear about a man's personal experience with shingles infection go to http://www.pkids.org/video/shingles/PKIDsShinglesFullVersion-Web640x360.flv

Did you know a mother can help protect their baby from whooping cough before they're even born by getting the vaccine when they are pregnant?  Pertussis vaccine not only protects the mother from illness and complications, but also passes on protection to the baby before birth. Coughing fits due to pertussis infection (whooping cough) can last for up to 10 weeks or longer. Approximately half of babies less than 1-year-old who get pertussis need treatment in the hospital. One to three deaths related to pertussis occur each year in Canada, particularly in infants who are too young to be immunized, or unimmunized or partially immunized children. To hear a families story and listen to how whooping cough sounds click on the following link http://www.pkids.org/video/pertussis/PKIDsWhoopingCough-PertussisFullVersion-Web640x360.flv

 

Vaccine Safety:

Did you know it takes about 10 years of research and development before a vaccine is considered for approval by Health Canada? Vaccines used in Canada are very safe. They are developed in accordance with the highest standards and are continually monitored for safety and effectiveness. Immunizations have saved more lives in Canada than any other medical intervention!In fact, worldwide immunization prevents between 2-3 million deaths every year.

Vaccines do not cause the disease. Most vaccine reactions are usually minor and temporary, such as a sore arm or mild fever. You are far more likely to be seriously injured by a vaccine-preventable disease than by a vaccine. 

Go to https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/video/vaccine-safety.html  to view a video produced by the Public Health Agency of Canada on vaccine safety.

Services provided:

Services are provided by Public Health Nurses who specialize in immunization under the direction of Public Health Physicians.

Services provided include:

 

Appointments

Immunization and Travel Health Centre

To book an appointment:

Call 306-766-7904

Monday to Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

We are located at:

2110 Hamilton Street

Regina, Saskatchewan

S4P 2E3

Fax: 306-766-7906

Appointment Details:

  • We are closed on statutory holidays.
  • No referrals are necessary.
  • All vaccines are available on site.
  • Advice on vaccine recommendations will not be provided over the telephone.
  • It is recommended that you remain at the clinic for 15 minutes following any immunization.
  • You will receive an immunization record and a receipt (for tax purposes or for claiming reimbursement of extended health care benefits, if applicable).
  • Parking: Metered street and two-hour parking is available. Please ensure that you allow enough time to locate a parking spot prior to your scheduled appointment time.
  • Payment: We accept payment by cash, debit, Visa or MasterCard.
  • Bring your Health Services card and any immunization records to the appointment.
  • If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please call us at 306-766-7904.

Adult Immunization Schedules

To search for information on the adult immunzation schedules and vaccine information sheets click the link below.

Adult Immunization Schedules

Immunization Record Requests

You can request a copy of your immunization record by:

If you were born after 1978 your immunization record may be available. 

If you were born before 1978, your childhood immunization records are unavailable. 

If you know that you received the usual childhood immunizations, your nurse can make some assumptions, based on the history of immunizations given in Saskatchewan.

If you were not immunized in RQHR your immunization record may be located in another Public Health Office or First Nations Community.

Contact Regional Public Health Offices in Saskatchewan health regions.

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