In Canada, immunizations have greatly lowered the rate of sickness and death in children, saving more lives than any other health intervention. It’s very important to protect yourself, your children and others by having your family members immunized for the right diseases at the right time.
Immunization & Pregnancy
If you’re pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant, talk to your doctor, nurse practitioner or a public health nurse. They can check if your vaccines are up-to-date and give any immunizations that you need. Some vaccines cannot be given during pregnancy, so it's important to receive them before you're pregnant. It’s especially important to protect yourself against influenza (the flu) and pertussis (whooping cough) while you’re pregnant to protect both you and your unborn baby.
Immunization for Babies & Kids
When your baby is born, they might need certain vaccines right away if they are at a higher risk of catching a vaccine-preventable disease. Most babies will start receiving the vaccines that are a part of the routine schedule when they’re about 2 months old. Saskatchewan offers free routine infant and childhood immunizations and free immunization programs for high-risk kids; a public health nurse will give you information about your baby’s first immunizations.
Immunization is a safe and effective way of protecting yourself, your children, your family and your community from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Immunization is a safe and effective way of protecting yourself, your children, your family and your community from vaccine-preventable diseases. For more information, call HealthLine 811, your local Public Health Office or visit the related links.