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
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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; 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.
Immunizations for School
The following are some of the immunizations required for Post-secondary School purposes depending on the program:
Immunizations for Employment (National and International)
The following are vaccines that may be required:
We will make sure you are up-to date on your required immunizations from your employer. This may require specific immunizations from you prior to starting work.
Some countries required certain vaccines prior to entry, some others are recommended to keep you healthy and enjoy your next adventure.
Immunizations for Travel
The planning of a well-deserved vacation, a relocation for work purposes or simply visiting friends and family is exciting!
Things to do prior departure such us:
Immunizations for Travel
Travel vaccine recommendations are depending on the type of travel, destination, length of travel, immunization history, and health history. There are different risks you may encounter and will need to be protected or at least aware of during your travel. Some preventable diseases may be recommended in addition to the regular immunizations such as updating Tetanus/Diphtheria and Pertussis are:
- Hepatitis A (Hep A) infection occurs worldwide and is caused by hepatitis A virus (HAV), which is transmitted via the fecal-oral route or via consumption of contaminated food or water and is then replicated in the liver.
- Travelers should observe food and beverage precautions and hand hygiene (frequent, thorough handwashing), regardless of vaccination status. – Travelers should also observe safer-sex practices
- Hepatitis B, a serious, potentially chronic infection of the liver that occurs worldwide, is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV), which is transmitted via contact with contaminated blood, blood products, and other bodily fluids. Travellers should discuss itinerary and activities with a health care provider.
- Cholera is an acute bacterial intestinal disease caused by toxigenic Vibrio cholerae. Cholera occurs in developing countries with inadequate sanitation and a lack of clean drinking water and in areas where infrastructure may have broken down due to war or natural disasters. Cholera is a substantial health burden in such countries and is endemic in Africa and South and Southeast Asia (where focal outbreaks periodically occur) as well as in South and Central America (but much less so). Recent outbreaks have occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Horn of Africa, and Yemen.
- Japanese encephalitis (JE), caused by a flavivirus (closely related to West Nile and Saint Louis encephalitis viruses), is a potentially severe arboviral disease occurring throughout south-central, southeastern, and eastern Asia and parts of the Western Pacific and is transmitted via the bite of infected mosquitoes (Culex species).
- Meningococcemia and meningococcal meningitis are potentially fatal, acute bacterial infections of the blood and meninges occurring worldwide, caused by Neisseria meningitidis. Transmission is through direct contact with airborne droplets from infected persons or carriers.
Tuberculosis Testing for School and Employment
- Pneumococcal disease, caused by the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae, is transmitted person to person via direct contact with respiratory secretions from infected persons or carriers (mainly infants and young children, especially in low- and middle-income countries).
- Polio (poliomyelitis) is a highly infectious disease of the nervous system caused by polioviruses acquired through the consumption of fecally contaminated food or water.
- Rabies is an acute, progressive infection of the central nervous system caused by neurotropic viruses, which are transmitted in the saliva through the penetrating bite of rabid animals. A traveler who has been bitten, scratched, or licked by a mammal in a rabies-endemic country or by a bat from anywhere in the world should urgently seek advice on Post Exposure Prophylaxis.
- Typhoid fever is a potentially serious bacterial infection caused by Salmonella. Transmission is through the consumption of fecally contaminated food or water; risk is highest in developing countries, especially in South Asia.
- Yellow fever, an acute hemorrhagic disease, is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito that acquires the virus when it ingests a blood meal from infected monkeys or humans in Africa and Central and South America. Risk to travelers is low; however, the case-fatality rate approaches 90% in unvaccinated travelers.
Information on travelling to, from and within Canada.
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