Individuals who travel outside Canada should inquire about recommended immunizations. Diseases rarely found in Canada are common in other parts of the world. Immunizations offer the most effective protection against diseases such as hepatitis A, measles and yellow fever.

If you are planning on traveling, you are encouraged to talk to your health care provider about your immunization status and specific vaccines that may be needed for your age, planned travel activities, and local conditions for the countries you are travelling to. It is important that you discuss which immunizations you need at least six weeks prior to your travel to ensure you have enough time to be immunized and gain optimal protection. You can also contact a travel health clinic or public health office in your area for more information.

For more information about travel immunizations, visit the Government of Canada’s website and read the Well on your Way: A Canadian Guide to Healthy Travel Abroad booklet produced by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

Be sure to keep an updated record of your immunizations!

Last Updated: 18 April 2019