Healthserv's Immunization services are provided by Registered Nurses who currently provide immunizations at over 900 locations throughout British Columbia and Western Alberta.  Programs can be provided to suit companies ranging from small individual employers to province wide corporations.

Currently our Registered Nurses administer 15,000 inoculations for Hepatitis A and B, Influenza and Tetanus. For more information on any of our Immunization Programs, contact us directly.

Quick Facts

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a disease of the liver that is caused by the Hepatitis A virus. It is spread through eating or drinking infected food or liquids, or by direct contact with an infected person.

Who is at risk?

  • Customers and employees are at risk wherever food is prepared or served
  • Residents and employees of certain institutions
  • Frequent travellers to countries with inadequate sanitation

What employers should know:

  • Hepatitis A can be prevented by a series of 2 shots of Hepatitis A vaccine.
  • A Hepatitis A Immunization Program will protect food industry employers by preventing infected employees from contaminating food and exposing customers to Hepatitis A.
  • A Hepatitis A outbreak could damage a good reputation, result in decreased business and excessive cost of disposing of potentially contaminated product

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a disease of the liver that is caused by the Hepatitis B virus. It is spread through contact with infected body fluids.

Who is at risk?

Workers who come into contact with body fluids (e.g. emergency services, sanitation workers, health care workers).

What employers should know:

Healthserv Immunization and Titre Testing Programs for Hepatitis B meet the requirements of WorkSafeBC Regulation 6.39 concerning the provision of vaccination. These programs play a crucial role in protecting at-risk employees from this potentially lethal disease.

Immunization involves a series of 3 shots of Hepatitis B vaccine. 

Healthserv can offer Immunization for both Hepatitis A & B in one handy series of vaccinations.

Influenza

Influenza is a viral disease caused by the Influenza virus. The strains may change from year to year. It is spread through "droplet infection" (e.g., if an infected person coughs or sneezes). The virus can spread through the air or via contaminated surfaces.

Who is at risk?

  • As many as 1 in 5 Canadians may get the flu each year
  • People over 65 years old, the very young, those with chronic illness or immunity problems are at greater risk
  • Any employee in contact with the general public or an infected person.

What employers should know:

  • Immunization involves a single shot of vaccine at the beginning of flu season.
  • Studies show that immunizing workforces reduces absenteeism due to influenza and may reduce costs.
  • Providing immunizations at the workplace increases participation and the program's benefits.