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Immunization Clinics & Records

Many diseases can be prevented with vaccination. Immunization helps protect your health and prevents disease transmission between you and your family, patients, clients or residents. This is important, because as a health care worker, you may be more at risk of exposure to communicable diseases in the workplace. PHSA provides free workplace-related vaccines for staff at immunization clinics.

New employees

Call the Workplace Health call centre within two weeks of hire to report your immunization history. 

PHSA:  1-866-922-9464

BCEHS: 1-877-587-4080

  • You will be asked to report the date (day/month/year) of previous immunizations or related test results. If you do not know or have this information, the call centre occupational health nurse can proceed without it.
  • The call centre occupational health nurse will complete immunity and risk status assessments, and recommend any needed vaccinations to ensure that you are protected from vaccine-preventable diseases in the workplace.
  • Workplace Health strongly encourages employees to take advantage of this benefit to avoid the spread of communicable diseases, but the decision whether to receive recommended vaccinations is up to each employee.

Clinics

Staff Immunization Clinic Schedule

Attend an immunization clinic if you are a PHSA employee (including BCEHS) and you:

  • have a letter from the Workplace Health Call Centre,
  • were contacted by an occupational health nurse, or
  • are unsure if your recommended routine vaccinations are up-to-date.
Please remember to bring your staff ID with you, and wear short sleeves or a loose fitting shirt.

Immunization Process


 

Call the Workplace Health call centre within two weeks of hire to report your immunization history. 


PHSA:  1-866-922-9464

BCEHS: 1-877-587-4080

  • You will be asked to report the date (day/month/year) of previous immunizations or related test results. If you do not know or have this information, the call centre occupational health nurse can proceed without it.
  • The call centre occupational health nurse will complete immunity and risk status assessments, and recommend any needed vaccinations to ensure that you are protected from vaccine-preventable diseases in the workplace.
  • Workplace Health strongly encourages employees to take advantage of this benefit to avoid the spread of communicable diseases, but the decision whether to receive recommended vaccinations is up to each employee.

 

If you work at a PHSA site:

  • Find a clinic on the Staff Immunization Clinic Schedule and drop in for an assessment (no appointment necessary). 
  • Bring all of your available immunization records, no matter how old! If you do not know or have this information, the occupational health nurse can proceed without it.
  • Bring your staff ID with you, and wear short sleeves or a loose fitting shirt.
  • Email occupationalhealthnursing@phsa.ca with your PHSA employee ID number for an immunization review letter. Allow two business days for a response.
  • Provide all of your available immunization records, no matter how old! If you do not know or have this information, the occupational health nurse can proceed without it.
  • An occupational health nurse will assess your immunity and risk status, and provide instructions for where and how to obtain any recommended immunizations. 

  • Contracted staff, students and volunteers: Follow up with your school or employer's occupational health department or your family physician.
  • UBC employees: Contact UBC's Workplace Health Services for immunizations and testing. 
  • UBC students: Contact UBC's Student Health Services for immunizations and testing.  

Records

 

Workplace Health keeps a confidential electronic record of your workplace-related immunizations and laboratory tests.


Email occupationalhealthnursing@phsa.ca with the subject line "Request for immunization history." Please provide your name (including any name changes) and your employee ID number. You will receive your record via a password-protected document.

No records, no problem! If you do not know or have this information, the occupational health nurse can proceed without it.


Drop in at a staff immunization clinic or email occupationalhealthnursing@phsa.ca from your work email with your PHSA employee ID number. Allow two business days for an email response. An occupational health nurse will assess your immunity and risk status, and provide instructions for where and how to obtain any recommended immunizations. 

 

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