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Vaccinations are crucial for protecting your health while exploring the world. Before setting off on your next adventure, ensure you’re prepared with the necessary immunizations.

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Looking to determine which vaccinations may be recommended or required for your destination?

Check out the Vaccination recommendations by destination from the Canadian Government website.

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Caribbean

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Asia

Australia and Oceania

Stay Informed about Essential Vaccinations

This comprehensive guide ensures you’re informed about the essential vaccinations for each continent. Remember, specific vaccine recommendations can vary based on your destination, the duration of your stay, and any activities you plan to undertake. For personalized advice and to ensure your travel health plan is complete, schedule a consultation with our travel health specialists.

North America

Hepatitis A and B

Considered for travelers to certain areas or those at increased risk.

Rabies

For specific risk activities or areas with a high incidence of animal-transmitted rabies.

Influenza

Recommended annually for all travelers.

Hepatitis A

Recommended for travelers to Eastern and Southern Europe.

Seasonal Influenza

Highly recommended for travelers to protect against flu viruses, ensuring a healthier and more enjoyable journey.

Japanese Encephalitis

Recommended for rural or agricultural travel in Southeast Asia and parts of East Asia.

Dengue Fever

Awareness is crucial as there’s no vaccine for travelers, but protection measures against mosquitoes are advised.

Antimalarials

Travellers Diarrhea Medication

South America

Hepatitis A and B

Essential for most travelers, given varying sanitary conditions.

Yellow Fever

Highly recommended or required for several countries.

Typhoid Fever

Recommended due to potential exposure through food and water.

Antimalarials

Travellers Diarrhea Medication

Yellow Fever

Required for entry into many countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Meningococcal Meningitis

Recommended for the “meningitis belt” countries.

Cholera

Recommended in areas with active outbreaks.

Antimalarials

Travellers Diarrhea Medication

Australia & Oceania

Hepatitis A and B

Recommended due to the presence of these diseases in the region.

Japanese Encephalitis

For certain parts of Northern Australia and Papua New Guinea, based on the season and travel activities.

Hepatitis A

Recommended due to the potential for contaminated food or water in the Caribbean, regardless of where you are eating or staying.

Typhoid Fever

Suggested for travelers who may eat or drink outside major restaurants and hotels.

Hepatitis B

Recommended for those who might be exposed to blood or body fluids, have sexual contacts with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment.

Travellers Diarrhea Medication

FAQs for Travel Vaccinations

Kingston Travel Vaccination Clinic

When should I get vaccinated before traveling?

It’s recommended to consult with a travel health specialist at least 6 to 8 weeks before your departure. Some vaccines require multiple doses or need time to become effective.

Do I need travel vaccinations even if I'm traveling to a developed country?

Yes, some vaccinations are recommended regardless of your destination because they protect against diseases that are common in many parts of the world, including developed countries.

Can I receive multiple vaccinations in one visit?

In many cases, yes. Our healthcare professionals can administer multiple vaccines during a single appointment, based on medical guidelines and your specific travel needs.

Are travel vaccinations covered by Canadian health insurance?

Coverage varies depending on your health insurance plan. We recommend checking with your insurance provider. Travel vaccinations are not typically covered by provincial health plans but may be included in some private health insurance plans. We do not do direct billing at our facility but provide the DIN numbers required to submit to insurance.

How can I find out which vaccinations I need for my trip?

The best way to determine your vaccination needs is by booking a pre-travel consultation with our clinic. Additionally, the Government of Canada’s official travel website provides up-to-date information on country-specific vaccination requirements and recommendations.

Are travel vaccinations safe?

Yes, vaccines are thoroughly tested for safety and effectiveness before being approved for use. Side effects, if any, are generally mild and temporary, such as soreness at the injection site or a slight fever.

What if I have a pre-existing medical condition?

Inform our healthcare professionals about any pre-existing medical conditions during your consultation. We will tailor your vaccination plan to accommodate your health needs safely.

How long do travel vaccinations last?

The duration of protection varies by vaccine. Some offer lifelong protection after a series of doses, while others may require booster shots. We’ll provide you with information on the duration of protection for each vaccine you receive.

Can children receive travel vaccinations?

Yes, children can and should be vaccinated before traveling. We offer vaccinations suitable for children and will provide recommendations based on their age, health, and travel destination.

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