Vaccines

Hepatitis A (adult and junior)
Two doses must be given 6 months apart to complete the series.

Hepatitis B (adult and junior)
Three doses are required – initial, 1 month later, and 6 months after the first dose to complete the series.

Twinrix (adult and junior)
Three doses are required – initial, 1 month later, and 6 months after the first dose to complete the series.

Hepatitis A/Typhoid
A single dose will be sufficient for typhoid, but a second dose of Hepatitis A vaccine is required 6 months later to complete the series.

Typhoid
Two versions of this vaccine are available – injectable and oral.  The injectable version is given as a single dose.  The oral version requires four doses – take one capsule taken every other day which takes 7 days to complete.  Pricing is the same to complete either version.

Dukoral (two doses)
Two doses are required for patients who have not used Dukoral for more than 5 years.  Doses must be started at least 14 days before travel.

Dukoral (single dose)
A single dose is required as a booster for patients who have used Dukoral more than 3 months ago but less than 5 years. The single dose must be taken at least 7 days before travel.

Yellow Fever
A single dose provides 10 year immunity, effective 10 days from vaccination date.  Polaris Travel Clinic and Pharmacy in Airdrie is a registered Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre and will provide documentation of your yellow fever immunization that should be carried while travelling.

Meningococcus
A single dose is required to enter Saudi Arabia for the Hajj pilgrimage.  A single dose is also recommended when travelling to other areas.

Polio
A single dose is recommended when travelling to certain areas.

Japanese Encephalitis
Two doses 4 weeks apart are required to complete the series.

Rabies
A series of three doses is required to complete the pre-exposure series.  These doses are given initially, 7 days later, and 21 days after initial dose.  Additional doses would be required if bitten or exposed to rabies.   Consult with a physician immediately if this occurs.

Tetanus/Diptheria
Usually given as a single dose

Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis
Usually given as a single dose

Measles/Mumps/Rubella
Usually given as a single dose