The below information and resources are specifically for health care providers and are not intended for the general public.
Protect your patients (clients, residents) and your family this flu season. Get your flu shot.
All health care workers, students, emergency response workers, visitors and volunteers are capable of transmitting influenza to those at high-risk of flu complications in independent practices, facilities, residences and community settings. The best way to protect our patients, our families, our co-workers and ourselves is through vaccination and regular hand washing. Get your shot early for best protection.
All Saskatchewan Health Authority employees and physicians can obtain the vaccine from your local occupational health and safety team.
Please report. If you choose to get your flu shot outside of work, please let your local employee health team know. Call-in or email your proof of vaccination.
You can also visit any
public health clinic across the province, some physician and nurse practitioner offices and
local pharmacies. The vaccine is always free.
For more information about clinics for employees, please contact your local occupational health and safety department.
Two additional GSK influenza vaccines have been secured for Canada from the United States and are expected for delivery in mid to late October. Both vaccines are the equivalent of FluLaval® Tetra and are given intramuscularly to those 6 months of age and older.
FluLaval® Quadrivalent is available as multidose vials and thimerosal-free pre-filled syringes.
FLUARIX® is available as thimerosal-free pre-filled syringes.
Chapter 10 of the
Saskatchewan Immunization Manual is updated with both vaccines.
At this time we are unsure when these vaccines may be shipped to your sites but want you to be aware of the products prior to these shipments. Below are copies of product monograph for each vaccine, a letter from the manufacturer and the new immunization fact sheet for these vaccines.