International Travel Clinics

Family going on a trip traveling by airplane

International Travel Clinics

Travel Health Centre – Travel Alerts and Advisories

Travel alerts and advisories will inform travelers about current health or vaccine supply issues related to specific destinations. These issues may affect the travelers health and safety.

Yellow Fever Vaccination Shortage

North America is currently experiencing a shortage of the vaccine for Yellow Fever, which may extend until 2018.  This shortage of vaccine may affect your travel plans.  If you have not booked your travel, please determine if yellow fever vaccination is required for your trip. You can access this information from the Public Health Agency of Canada website:

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/tmp-pmv/countries-pays/index-eng.php

Clinics certified to provide Yellow Fever vaccine are located in Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert. Heartland Health is not certified to provide Yellow Fever vaccine.  Until this shortage is resolved by the manufacturer, Clinics will be carefully managing and monitoring  current supply and implementing guidelines on use of existing vaccine supply.

NOTE: Throughout this shortage, vaccine may not be available for the following individuals:

  • Anyone who has received yellow fever vaccine in the past is now considered protected for life, so it is important to find and keep these documents for border proof.
  • Individuals travelling to an area where Yellow Fever vaccine is “Generally Not Recommended”, due to low risk. Risk of transmission of yellow fever does not necessarily occur throughout a country. This is important to consider when planning travel to countries where risk of yellow fever transmission is present (eg. Brazil).
  • Individuals who are travelling to areas where there is NO risk of yellow fever transmission, but where proof of yellow fever vaccination is an “Entry Requirement”.  Yellow Fever certified clinics in Saskatoon, Regina or Prince Albert will provide appropriate documentation for entry purposes.

Call 882-2672 extension 3 then option 3 to make an appointment at least TWO MONTHS before your trip.

International Travel and Vaccine Sales Clinics in Heartland Health Region

In an effort to continue to provide optimal immunization services to the residents of Heartland Health Region, Public Health Services continues to offer the availability of International Travel Clinics and has changed the process for general vaccine sales clinics within the region. The Objective of these clinics is to optimize a healthy outcome for international travelers and general public vaccine sales.

International travelers and clients wanting to purchase vaccines that are not part of the publicly funded program in Saskatchewan can access these services.

If you are in need of a vaccine that is not funded by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health, you can access services within the Health Region. Such vaccines may be required for work related situations, post secondary education entry requirements, non-funded or adult vaccine needs, and travel related recommendations.

Your appointment will cover requested immunization(s) and specific health education related to each vaccine you are purchasing, individualized assessment of travel-related health risks, and counselling regarding current recommendations for immunization and avoidance of travel-related health risks. This service is supported by Public Health Services, Heartland Health Region and staffed with a Public Health Nurse with international travel and vaccine sales designation.

Travel health nurses are specially trained Public Health Nurses who keep up to date on health risks and immunization recommendations in countries across the world. This nurse will:
• Assess your health risks
• Provide education and resources about preventative health measures specific to your destination
• Provide travel as well as domestic immunizations
• Provide information about accessing safe health care while abroad
• Provide specific information tailor made to fit your vacation plans

For general vaccine sales not related to travel, this nurse can also provide a range of other vaccines as requested. The Public Health Nurse at these clinics will provide you with the risks and benefits for these vaccines to help you make an informed decision. Please come in and ask about these services!

You can prepare for your own international travel information by checking out these websites:

www.travel.gc.ca or

www.cdc.gov/travel

Click on any of the links below for more travel information

Blood and Body Fluid Risks

Food and Water Safety

Hand Hygiene While Traveling

Health and Safety Abroad

Injury Prevention Abroad

Insect Precautions

Sun Safety and Travel

The Responsible Traveler

Travel Health Resources

Travel Medical Kit

Traveler’s Diarrhea

Privacy Policy

Protecting the privacy of your personal health information is important to the Cypress Health Region (the “Region”).

 

The Region will only collect, use and disclose your personal health information:

1. When:

2. As required or authorized by law.

The Region will not otherwise collect, use or disclose your personal health information unless we have your consent.

 

The Region strives to keep its’ employees, physicians and affiliates aware of your privacy rights by offering education and having in place policies and procedures designed to protect the integrity, security and confidentiality of your personal health information. This includes a policy restricting access to your personal health information by only those who have a need to know for an authorized purpose.

 

If you wish to obtain further information about the Region’s privacy policies and your privacy rights, we encourage you to visit our privacy page or contact our Privacy Officer at (306) 778-5169 or 1-888-461-7443.  You may also wish to contact the provincial Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner at 1-877-748-2298 or visit them at their website.

 

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Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan

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