About Atlas Immunization
“Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world.”
Atlas Immunization Services Inc was founded in 2007 by a local Edmonton Entrepreneur, to better accommodate the demand for immunization services in Edmonton’s area as well as to enhance the quality of care provided to corporate and leisure international travelers. Atlas Immunization has evolved to be the leader as an immunization provider following Alberta Health Guidelines for Post-Secondary requirements for different Health Care programs as well as for pre-employment and Tuberculosis testing.
In late 2007, Atlas Immunization Services added Flu Immunization to their company clients making them (Atlas) part of the whole community. The support of the public was and still is outstanding; clients return to the clinic, send post cards from their trips and enjoy the personalized and friendly service from all the staff. Not to mention clients absolutely love the complementary chocolates and treats.
Atlas held their first open house to all physicians in the area and it was a success! The curiosity and the support of the health care providers was remarkable. Physicians were able to walk around and get to know the clinic, viewing the display cases full of wonderful artifacts and treasures (donated by staff and clients) that come from different countries, they were able to ask questions and became familiar with the services, knowledge and professionalism that Atlas Immunization Services provides to clients. Physicians left with acceptance of the clinic and the confidence to refer their patients to Atlas.
Within the next two years, the evolution continued. Atlas Immunization Services added Corporate Services to their list of clients. International businesses increased bringing in major companies in different industries such as oil, diamond, coal and occupational health and safety as well as companies who were in desperate need of flexibility and accessibility to the qualified and professional staff in the travel health industry.
Due to the need of services in the west end and suggestions from clients, a second clinic opened its doors in the West Central area of the city, 14712 – Stoney Plain Rd to better accommodate those coming from Spruce Grove, St. Albert, Fort McMurray etc. Not only was Atlas opening their doors to the citizens of Edmonton but also to the towns surrounding the city, including Ardrossan, Leduc, Cold Lake, Calgary, Camrose, Slave Lake and others.
Atlas Immunization Services curbed their business to the need of their clients by adding the Food and Services Industry to their corporate list to help decrease the risks of potential yet nominal outbreaks of Hepatitis A in the city. Due to client demand Atlas also included Post-Secondary immunizations to their list of services by providing students with the necessary vaccines requested by different institutions in Canada and around the World.
Years have gone by, 2009 came and went and now we are into our first decade into the new millennium. The clinic’s vision is to not only prepare travelers for a safe and healthy journey but to also be part of the community. When the unfortunate earthquake hit Haiti in early January 2010, Atlas was raising money for God’s Littlest Angel’s orphanage to help give all the support to the devastation the earthquake had caused. They are always pleased to support the groups from the community such as those traveling to Mecca and to prepare them for their long journey to Hajj. Atlas immunization services love to work with the wonderful and talented international dance groups to keep them risk free while they do what the love best. Because the family at Atlas Immunization Services try to be a part of the community they are always looking for new ideas to lend a hand, whether it is to raise money for causes, prepare individuals and groups for their travels or whatever it may be they are always appreciative of suggestions.
All staff constantly attend health conferences, information sessions, seminars, etc. to bring to their clients the latest in travel health as well as to update their knowledge in the industry; what research and studies are being conducted, new vaccines in Canada and much more! The health of their clients is their out most priority.
Atlas Immunization Services started out as a thought which grew into action and finally into a recognized business. Atlas Immunization Services is very much grateful to have friends such as clients, staff members, physicians, contributors, and the general public to walk with them on the road to success. By 2014 over 45,000 visits have made Atlas Immunizations a Consumer’s Choice for Immunization Services.
We provide assessment and Immunization’s requirements for School, Work and Travel
Our company provides assessment and Immunization’s requirements for School, Work and Travel from 6 months and up including TB Mantoux Testing, school forms completion, requisitions for school-related blood testing and X-ray post TB testing following Alberta Health Guidelines.
Designated Yellow Fever Center by the Public Health Agency of Canada
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For Travellers: The length of your appointment will depend on the particulars of your itinerary and the number of people travelling with you, it may take between 15 and 60 minutes, once you book it you will know the estimated length of your visit.
For Students: The length is about 20-35 minutes you will be in our clinic, including the 15 minutes you need to wait after immunizations.
For Travellers: We recommend that you book your appointment as soon as destination and date of departure/return are confirmed.
For Students: Depending on your school requirements and clinicals (practicum) schedule, you can start as soon as possible.
It is better to book an appointment at least 6-8 weeks prior to departure, but you can always minimize the risk; it is never too late to get immunizations. If you cannot find an appointment online prior to your departure, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us 780-465-5150 one of our staff will be happy to help you.
For Travellers: Some vaccines are recommendations from the country you are visiting, Health Canada and other entities, some are required for you to get into the country. Immunizations, along with recommended preventive measures, will help you stay healthy so you can enjoy your journey and your return home.
For students: Some vaccines and testing are required from the education institution you are planning to attend, some are recommendations to be completed prior to employment, at the end of your educational journey, it is a good plan to complete all immunizations and be ready for your next journey in the workforce.
For Travellers: Yes. Although Government clinics offer travel services as well, Both the private and public sector charge for vaccines since travel immunizations are not covered by government insurance.
For students: Yes, although some immunizations are provincially funded, we at Atlas only get the Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis vaccine provided from the province. All other immunizations have a fee attached. Once you get the vaccines, a receipt will be given to you with the information required by your private insurance provider to submit for re-imbursement.
YES, we do if we have all the pertinent information to complete, we will need you to book an appointment if you are missing vaccines. Please note there is a fee associated with completion of school forms. $30.00 if you bring it at the time of your appointments $50.00 if you are not an Atlas Client or need the form after you have completed your immunizations with us. To avoid this, we suggest you check your school website about school forms and bring it with you at the time of your appointment, our staff will start the form on your first appointment.
NO, Atlas Immunizations is a designated Yellow Fever Centre by the Public Health Agency of Canada, we have all vaccines on site for your convenience.
NO, for your safety vaccines are heavily regulated, and must be stored and transported within the Provincial Cold Chain Protocol.
The Canadian Public Health System does not cover travel immunization. However, some private insurance companies may reimburse the cost depending on the level of coverage. A receipt with the Drug Identification Number will be issued to you at each visit.
For Travellers: Unless you ONLY want a specific vaccine, to provide you with comprehensive service the following are required: previous immunization records, we have access to the online registry, however sometimes those records are incomplete (Contact your local health centre to get a copy if you do not have one) at 780-413-7985 in Alberta or 811, List of current prescribed medication, your travel itinerary.
For Students: Unless you ONLY want a specific vaccine, to provide you with comprehensive service the following are required: previous immunization records, we have access to the online registry, however sometimes those records are incomplete (Contact your local health centre to get a copy if you do not have one) at 780-413-7985 in Alberta or 811, List of current prescribed medication.
You can cancel your appointment with us at any time, going to your appointment confirmation, by phone or e-mail contact us at any time by phone or email. We and other patients would appreciate notification 48 hours (about 2 days) prior to appointment to avoid a short notice cancellation fee of $48.00 per person and to give another patient the chance at booking that time. *Please note: A reminder of your appointment will be sent to you. Please use this reminder to confirm, cancel or reschedule your appointment*
Our Travel Health Consultants are trained, specialized, and experienced in travel health offering the most current information, required and recommended vaccinations and prescriptions specific to your travel itinerary. Although, some experienced travellers may not want to have a consultation.
Most vaccines cause no reactions outside of some local redness or tenderness at the injection site, but in rare cases may cause dizziness, fatigue, or headache. Prior to the administration of any vaccine, our experienced staff will go over details of the recommended vaccines.
Yes, for your convenience, we have available parking in front of our office.