OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES

VACCINATIONS & SERVICES

At TMVC we offer a full range of occupational health vaccinations and services — including a Workplace Flu Program and TB skin testing — that will help protect your employees against infectious diseases Get shots for hepatitis A, influenza, mumps, measles, rubella, rabies, Td and TdaP and more at any of our 17 convenient province-wide locations

WHAT ABOUT TEST AND EXAMS?

Absolutely. We offer a wide range of tests including TB skin testing, rabies & hep B tests, pulmonary function testing (PFT), pulse oximetry, Puretone Audiometry and chest X-rays Our doctors also provide pre-placement and periodic medical exams, altitude risk assessments, clearance and fitness to work assessments

ONSITE MEDICALS

Can’t come to our office? No problem. We offer medicals and assessments, including blood draws if needed, at your location by one of our visiting doctors For groups of 10 or more, our medical staff are happy to provide onsite shots at a time and place that’s convenient for you

OCCUPATIONAL VACCINES

Hepatitis A

WHAT IS IT ?
A virus that infects the liver

HOW DO I GET IT?
From foods and drinks that have been handled by people that carry the virus

WHAT HAPPENS?
Hepatitis varies in severity from a flu-like illness to requiring hospitalization It is rarely fatal

WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?
There is no treatment for hepatitis A Vaccination is safe and effective at preventing hepatitis A

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Influenza

WHAT IS IT?
A virus that infects the respiratory system

HOW DO I GET IT?
Through droplets spread by people that are infected

WHAT HAPPENS?
Symptoms vary but at its worse it can be fatal This is especially true for younger children and the elderly, or people with other medical problems

WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?
There is no effective drug treatment Vaccination is the best prevention

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Mumps Measles and Rubella ( MMR )

WHAT IS IT ?
Mumps, measles and rubella are distinct viruses

HOW DO I GET IT?
From being around people that have these viruses These people may not be displaying symptoms at the time

WHAT HAPPENS?
People can become very sick from these diseases Complications include meningitis, pneumonia and infertility Some can even be fatal

WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?
There are no treatments However vaccination is an effective prevention for these diseases The vaccine is always combined for these diseases If you didn’t have them in your childhood you should get 2 shots of MMR to complete immunity

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Rabies

WHAT IS IT ?
Rabies is a virus, a Lyssavirus

HOW DO I GET IT?
90% of human infections are from infected dog bites

WHAT HAPPENS?
The virus causes fever, headache, vomiting and infects the nervous system and brain leading to involuntary muscle movement and a fear of water and sometimes air There is an incubation period before symptoms start, that can be from days to months, sometimes years It is 100% fatal once symptoms begin

WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?
Treatment for rabies is available after a bite but can be hard to find in remote areas or developing countries Rabies vaccination is available Treatment after a bite is still required however it is much less complicated and easier to find

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Tetanus Diphtheria (Td)

WHAT IS IT ?
Tetanus is a toxin produced by a bacteria that lives in soil Diphtheria is caused by a bacteria that infects the respiratory system It produces a toxin that can affect the heart, skin and nervous system

HOW DO I GET THESE DISEASES?
Tetanus: From cuts that get dirt in them. Eg: falling off a motorbike and getting ‘road rash’ Diphtheria: From being around other people who carry the disease

WHAT HAPPENS?
Tetanus: Can cause severe muscle spasms and admission to intensive care is often required Symptoms can last for weeks Without proper care it can be fatal Diphtheria: Can be treated with antitoxin and antibiotics Untreated it can be fatal

WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?
Vaccination is an effective prevention for both tetanus and diphtheria A booster should be given every 10 years

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Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis/Whooping Cough (TdaP)

WHAT IS IT ?
Tetanus is a toxin produced by a bacteria that lives in soil Diphtheria is caused by a bacteria that infects the respiratory system Pertussis is a type of bacteria that causes whooping cough

HOW DO I GET THESE DISEASES?
Tetanus: From cuts that get dirt in them. Eg: falling off a motorbike and getting ‘road rash’ Diphtheria: From being around other people who carry the disease Pertussis: Droplets spread from people that have the disease

WHAT HAPPENS? 
Tetanus: Can cause severe muscle spasms and admission to intensive care is often required Symptoms can last for weeks Without proper care it can be fatal Diphtheria: Can be treated with antitoxin and antibiotics Untreated it can be fatal Pertussis: Fever, malaise and a barking cough which can last weeks

WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?
Vaccination is an effective prevention for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis A booster should be given every 10 years

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Chickenpox (Varicella)

WHAT IS IT ?
Varicella is a virus that causes the disease chicken pox It never leaves the body and can re-activate to cause shingles

HOW DO I GET IT?
From other people that have it

WHAT HAPPENS?
It causes fever, malaise and a blistering rash The disease can cause neurological complications like encephalitis (an inflammation of a part of the brain) resulting in stroke-like symptoms

WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?
In the event of an infection, drug therapy can be taken to limit the disease Immunization is the only prevention

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TB SKIN TESTING

TB skin testing is mandatory if you’re starting certain school programs or new jobs. We’ll schedule 2 easy appointments 48-72 hours apart and you’re good to go LEARN MORE

GOOD TO KNOW PEOPLE ARE MORE LIKELY TO GET A FLU SHOT WHEN THERE’S A CLINIC IN THEIR WORKPLACE

WORKPLACE FLU PROGRAM

Every year TMVC vaccinates more than 20,000 employees at our flu clinics. These shots are up to 90% effective and reduce time off for sick days by up to 45% LEARN MORE

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"The Burnaby location has very nice staff that makes your less than fun stay much better (who likes being stuck by one or more needles). They give vaccinations for basically anything that you could need wile out travelling the world. "
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