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Immunization - School Services at Shaganappi Complex

Provides routine immunizations to students in Grades 1, 6, and 9 in school.

Eligibility

Students in Grades 1, 6, and 9

How to access this service

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Service is provided in the school setting or by appointment

Accessibility

Wheel chair access available.

Service hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Open every other Saturday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Address

3415 8 Avenue
Calgary Alberta
T3C 0E8

Telephone

403-944-7373

Fax

403-246-0326

Getting there

Wayfinding information not currently available.

 Other services

Community Health Centres | 403-943-5465 Option 3 (immunization appointments only), 403-944-7373 or 811 for immunization appointments only

Service hours

Clinic is open alternate Saturdays.  Please call clinic for information.  The "Early Start" postpartum program is offered 24 hours/day, seven days a week. Telephone support offered at health centres is provided five days a week or after hours at 244-8351. Home visits are provided between 08:00 AM and 04:30 PM, seven days a week.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Community Health Centres

Community Health Centres provide a wide range of health services, which may include:

To book an immunization appointment only, dial 811 Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Telephone

403-943-5465 Option 3 (immunization appointments only), 403-944-7373 or 811 for immunization appointments only

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Wait times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Service hours

Open every other Saturday; 8:00am - 4:30pm 

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Immunization - Adult Services

This service provides routine immunization for adults. Suggested immunizations:

  • a booster dose of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough)(dTap) every 10 years
  • dTap vaccine for pregnant women every time they are pregnant
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (HBV) for unprotected adults born in 1981 or later. Some adults born before 1981 may need this vaccine if they are at risk for hepatitis B (e.g. health problems, type of work, lifestyle, contact with the virus)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for adults up to and including age 26 years who did not get it in school.
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine for adults whose immunization records do not show the recommended number of doses of measles, mumps, or rubella vaccine.
  • Chickenpox vaccine for unprotected adults
  • annual influenza vaccine
  • pneumococcal vaccine for all adults 65 years of age and older and adults with certain health problems
  • shingles vaccine for adults 18 years of age and older who have had or are going to have an organ transplant

To find out which vaccines are recommended for you and to book an appointment for immunization, call your nearest community / public health centre. If you are not sure where your nearest community / public health centre is, you can call Health Link at 811. Bring any immunization records you have to the appointment, especially if you were immunized in another province or country.

For more general information about immunization go to ImmunizeAlberta.ca, Immunizations at myhealth.alberta.ca, or call Health Link.

Telephone

403-944-7373

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Eligibility

Service provided to individuals age 18 years and older; who live, work or go to school in Alberta

Fees

This service is free of charge, for adults who live, work or go to school in Alberta.

Service hours

Open every other Saturday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Immunization - Infant and Preschool Services

Alberta Health Services provides routine immunization for infants and children across Alberta. Immunizations are free of charge for infants and children who live in Alberta.

Immunizations are recommended for infants starting at 2 months of age. Routinely recommended vaccines include: diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, polio, Haemophilus influenza type b, hepatitis B, rotavirus, meningococcal, pneumococcal, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chickenpox), and influenza.

For the routine immunization schedule, go to immunizealberta.ca.

Additional vaccines may be needed depending on your child’s health conditions or other risk factors.

Immunization is effective. Other than providing safe drinking water, no other health intervention works as well as immunization to reduce disease and death rates. Immunization protects whole communities. The more people who are fully immunized in a community, the safer everyone is.

Immunization is safe. It is much safer to get immunized than to get the diseases that vaccines protect against.

For more information, and to book an appointment, call your nearest community/public health centre. If you are not sure where your nearest community/public health centre is, call Health Link at 811. Bring your child’s immunization record to the appointment, especially if your child was immunized in another province or country.

For more general information about immunization, go to immunizealberta.ca,Immunizations at myhealth.alberta.ca, or call Health Link at 811.

Telephone

403-944-7373

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Eligibility

Ages: 2 months to 5 Years

Service hours

Open every other Saturday 8:00am - 4:30pm

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Immunization - School Services

Each year, Alberta Health Services, Public Health reviews immunization records for students in grades 1, 6, and 9 to see what immunizations each student needs. A consent form is then sent home with an information sheet for each vaccine recommended for the student. No immunizations will be given in school without consent from a parent or legal guardian. Immunizations in this program include:

  • Grades 1, 6, and 9: Any routine childhood and school vaccines that may have been missed according to a review of the students immunization record on file
  • Grade 6: Hepatitis B (HBV) vaccine for students who have not already completed a hepatitis B immunization series and human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine
  • Grade 9: diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (dTap) and meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y, W-135) conjugate vaccine

Telephone

403-944-7373

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Eligibility

Students in Grades 1, 6, and 9

Service hours

Open Monday - Sunday, by appointment only.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Newborn Jaundice Screening Program

This program provides comprehensive screening for jaundice in the newborn in both hospital and community locations in Calgary. Identifying babies early and reliably provides a high level of safety for newborn infants and reassurance and convenience for parents.

As part of this program nurses in the hospital and community use a device called a Transcutaneous Jaundice Meter to measures how yellow the baby is. This device uses a flash of light and the procedure is accurate, safe, quick and painless. If the reading on the device is high, a blood test will be done.

Telephone

403-944-7450

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Parent Drop-In (Babies 2 months and older)

This service offers health information on:

  • infant feeding
  • infant growth and development
  • vaccination
  • parenting adjustment
  • variety of health promotion topics

Drop in at the most convenient time and location for you. Sessions are offered on a weekly basis.

Telephone

403-944-7373

Service Hours

Wednesday: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Eligibility

Parents of babies 2 months of age and older.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Postpartum Community Services - Urban

Services include:

  • newborn assessments including checking for jaundice
  • postpartum assessment for new mothers includes physical and psychosocial assessmetns including domestic violence
  • support with infant feeding including lactation consultants to help with breastfeeding
  • parenting information
  • information about newborn care, safety, growth, and development
  • referrals to social worker support as needed
  • referrals to doctors and community services as needed

Telephone

403-944-7404

Service Hours

Sunday: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm.
Monday: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm.
Saturday: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Able to use translation services.

Eligibility

Families with newborn infants 0 to 2 months old who live in Calgary

Wait times

All families living within the Calgary city limits with infants 0 to 2 months old are contacted by a Public Health Nurse within 24 to 48 hours of discharge from the hospital and are offered the service.

School Health Program | 403-944-7200, 811 (immunization appointments only), 403-944-7373

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School Health Program

This service offers:

  • public health nursing to support all schools in the region. Works in partnership with school communities to promote health and develop strong, supportive communities using a comprehensive school health approach.
  • teachers, parents and students can consult with a public health nurse for guidance around school health activities
  • school aged immunizations through school based programs. Routine immunization programs occur in grades 1, 6 and 9
  • public health nurses monitor, report and respond to communicable disease outbreaks within the school community

To book an immunization appointment only, dial 811 Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Telephone

403-944-7200, 811 (immunization appointments only), 403-944-7373

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Eligibility

School communities (students, staff and families) in the Calgary Zone requiring routine school immunization, health promotion, disease and injury prevention.

Tuberculosis Testing | 403-944-7373

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Tuberculosis Testing

Offers free tuberculosis (TB) skin testing to eligible Albertans. The Mantoux skin test is not recommended to diagnose TB.

Testing is done at public health centres throughout the province:

If you are not eligible for free testing but still need to be tested there will be a charge for the test.

For travel or work related TB testing contact the Travel Health Services in your area. With the exception of Edmonton, you would contact the Immunization Business Unit to have school or work-related TB skin testing done.

Telephone

403-944-7373

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Eligibility

Eligibility includes:

  • recent contact with known TB cases
  • people with medical conditions/therapies that increase risk of progressing from latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) to active TB (HIV/AIDS, transplantation, on dialysis for chronic renal failure, silicosis, cancer of the head and neck, being treated with immunosuppressive drugs)
  • all refugees less than age 50 who are from a country where TB is common AND who have immigrated here in the last 2 years
  • foreign-born children up to and including age 14 who have lived in a country where TB is common AND who have immigrated here within the past 2 years

Wait times

Wait times vary.

Fees

There is a charge for anyone not meeting the eligibility criteria.

Well Child Services | 403-944-7373, 811 (immunization appointments only)

Service hours

Alternate Saturdays except Holiday Weekends 0800-16:30

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Well Child Services

Provide appointments for:

  • routine vaccination (2, 4, 6, 12, 18 months and 4 years of age)
  • health education, health promotion and support for parents related to adjustment to parenthood, breastfeeding, infant feeding, nutrition and healthy eating, normal growth and development, etc.
  • health assessment and screening to identify health concerns
  • information and referral to community services, and community partnerships

There are 20 Community Health Centres (8 urban and 12 rural) across the Calgary Zone.

To book an immunization appointment only, dial 811 Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Telephone

403-944-7373, 811 (immunization appointments only)

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Eligibility

Families with infants and / or children aged 2 months to 5 years of age requiring routine well child appointments.

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