Immunization Information for Health Professionals
Immunization remains one of the most effective and efficient primary prevention measures world-wide. You, our partners, are helping us to prevent the many infections that continue to pose risks to our citizens in Capital Health. Family practices provide approximately 80 percent of immunizations, which include those in the Nova Scotia Childhood Immunization Schedule as well as other adult immunizations.
The remaining immunizations are delivered through the Public Health school-based immunization program and a variety of community-based influenza programs. Together, we are protecting the health of our population, one person at a time.
- The Immunization Toolkit for Family Practice provides some practical tips for vaccine management for your office setting, including storage and handling of vaccine, ordering and inventory management, as well as reporting requirements. You will also find updates or changes related to immunization programs, the introduction of a new vaccine program or projects to help you become involved in supporting immunization practice and program delivery. There are important web links to resources to provide more information specific to your needs as a health care provider.
- Nova Scotia Childhood Immunization Schedule
- Immunization Schedule for Adults
- Routine Childhood Immunization Schedule
- Tetanus Prophylaxis in Wound Management