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Most Post – secondary Health Care Programs require a Tuberculosis / Mantoux Skin Test. This is a two-part test and a follow up appointment for your results is mandatory. This follow up appointment must be 48 – 72 hours following your test.

Most Post-Secondary institutions (I.e., Norquest, CDI, Bredin College, Grant MacEwan, NAIT, Reeves College, U of A, U of T, Toronto School of Dental Hygiene, Nightingale Academy, etc) require a Completed and Signed by a Health Care provider Immunization Record Form to be submitted prior to clinical placement or the start of your program; please note that in some cases this form may required up to six months to complete depending on each individuals’ immunization history. Make sure you gather all your immunizations and bringing them to your appointment for an assessment and verification if you need us to provide this service to you.

The following are some of the immunizations required for Post-secondary School purposes depending on the program:

  • dTap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis)
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
  • Varicella (Chicken pox vaccine) and/or Record of immunity
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (Documented doses) plus record of immunity
  • Covid-19 Vaccine
  • Influenza
  • Rabies Vaccine
  • Polio
  • Meningitis
  • TB Mantoux/Skin test (One or Two step)
  • X-ray Requisition for Positive TB test only
  • Serology Requisition for Hep Bs Ab, Ag, Core, Varicella, HIV, Hep C

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long is my appointment?

For Students, the length is about 20-45 minutes including the 15 minutes you need to wait after immunizations.

When should I come in for my immunizations?

For Students depending on your school requirements and clinicals (practicum) schedule, you can start as soon as possible.

Are immunizations required?

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.

Do I pay for vaccines if I go to a government clinic for travel vaccines?

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.

Do you fill out school forms?

YES, there is a form fee of $30.00 if you bring it at your first appointment or $55.00 if you are not an Atlas Client or need the form after completing your immunizations with us. Please note that in order to complete and sign your form, we must have all pertinent information; we will assess your records and advise you to book an appointment for missing immunization to comply with your program’s requirements. 

Do I need a prescription for my immunizations?

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.

Can I bring the vaccine purchased at our local pharmacy to be injected?

NO, for your safety vaccines are heavily regulated, and must be stored and transported within the Provincial Cold Chain Protocol.

Would my insurance cover the cost of these immunizations?

Alberta Health does not cover Travel vaccines or TB skin testing, but it may cover some post-secondary immunizations, we advise you to contact Public Health to check your eligibility. Please make sure you do not get any live vaccines prior to getting your Tb skin testing.  We do not offer direct billing at this time; however, private insurance companies may reimburse the cost depending on each individual plan of coverage. We provide a receipt with the Drug Identification Number (DIN) that you can submit for possible reimbursement.  Please keep your receipt in a safe place to avoid a replacement fee.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

Please remember to bring:

    • Your Provincial Healthcare Card.
    • All Immunization records including from your home country, we do have access of immunization records, however, online records may not include childhood records, which are required for most programs.
    • School Immunization Record Form that need to be completed, if applicable. Download it here.
How do I cancel an appointment?

To avoid a short notice cancellation fee of $48.00 you must cancel your appointment at least 48 hours in advance, other patients would appreciate the opportunity to book their appointment.

 

Please note: A reminder of your appointment will be sent to you, use this to confirm, cancel or reschedule. You can also cancel by phone (leave a message) or e-mail at admin@atlasimmunization.com

What side effects may I experience following vaccination?

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.

Is there free parking?

Yes, for your convenience, we have available parking in front of our office.

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