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.

Immunizations

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:

Clinic Schedules – School Immunization

September 2017 to June 2018:

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.

Influenza

For health care providers

Infectious Disease

Lyme Disease/Tick Awareness

Leptospirosis