If you are travelling outside of Canada, you may be at risk of a number of diseases that are preventable by immunization. It is important to be prepared and to know what vaccinations you may need. There are a number of components taken into consideration when deciding what vaccines you will need including your destination, duration and nature of travel, as well as your age and immunization history. It is imperative that you visit a travel clinic or consult your health care provider at least 4-6 weeks before you travel. This is important because some vaccines may take several weeks to become fully effective and others may require more than just a single dose.
For more information on travel vaccines visit our Travel Resources page where you will find useful tips, articles and web pages. Other useful pages on Vaccines411 include Flu Resources, Infants and Children Resources, Rabies Resources and Mosquito-Bite Awareness.
To find a vaccinating travel clinic click here and go to our Travel category page on Vaccines411.ca.
And of course, have a safe and healthy trip!