Infectious Disease and Immunizations
A disease that legally needs to be reported to public health is called a notifiable disease.
When notifiable diseases are reported, Public Health investigates. The goal of the investigation is to identify the where the disease came from and who else may have been exposed. Public Health may take actions to reduce the risk of the disease spreading in the community.
The Health Protection Act, which guides this aspect of our work in Public Health, is based on an ethical framework where we use the least restrictive means to achieve our public health goals, considering health equity and other factors.
School Immunization Clinics
Grade 7 students across Nova Scotia receive four vaccinations. Public Health offers these vaccinations in schools through partnership with local school boards.
Resources for parents and students:
- Information for Parents/Guardians (English)
- Information for Parents/Guardians (French)
- What to Expect After Your Child is Immunized (English)
- What to Expect After Your Child is Immunized (French)
- Immunization Consent Form (English)
- Immunization Consent Form (French)
- Immunization Consent Form - Instructions (English)
- Immunization Consent Form - Instructions (French)
- Support for Students (video)
- Support for Parents (video)
Clinic Schedules – School Immunization
September 2017 to June 2018:
- Halifax Regional Municipality, Eastern Shore and West Hants School Immunization Clinics
International Travel Clinic
If you are planning a trip outside of Canada, there is an international travel clinic available for consultations.
To request your immunization records contact the public health office located closest to your home at time of immunization.
For health care providers
Lyme Disease/Tick Awareness