Protect yourself and your family when travelling.
If you are planning a trip out of the country, contact the Travel Clinic as soon as possible to make sure you have enough time to get the vaccines you need.
NOTE: For the months of June, July and August the Travel Clinic is held every 2 weeks. Please book at least 2 months in advance.
UPDATED TRAVEL WEBSITE
- Important travel information can be found on the updated Foreign Affairs website - click here
Other important sources of information before you travel:
Travel Health Notices
on the Public Health Agency of Canada's website
Travel Reports & Warnings
on the Foreign Affairs website
Learn more by clicking on one of the links below:
Please call the following numbers:
You can also call toll free at 1-888-294-6630.
The Health Unit holds a Travel Clinic each Thursday from 9:00-11:30 a.m at 999 Balmoral Street. You must make an appointment.
During the months of June, July and August the clinics are held every two weeks on the Thursday morning.
There are costs associated with each vaccine as well as a doctor’s consultation fee. Click here for the most current list of vaccine fees.
If you are travelling to resorts in Cuba, Mexico or the Caribbean, you may visit our Wednesday Immunization Clinic between 1:00-6:00 pm at 999 Balmoral Street. You must make an appointment. Click here for more information.
All visitors now need proof of health insurance in order to enter Cuba. As of May 1st, 2010, those who do not have proof may be required to purchase health insurance from a Cuban insurance company when they arrive.
For more information, click here and go to Section 4 on the page.
Some recommendations before you depart on your trip:
Update your tetanus-diptheria immunization and get the recommended hepatitis A and/or hepatitis B vaccine. These vaccinations are available at our Wednesday Immunization Clinic. Appointments are needed. Click here
for more information.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reminds travellers that malaria transmission occurs in over 100 tropical and subtropical countries around the world.
If travelling to any of these areas, you may be at risk.
- Most of sub-Saharan Africa and limited areas in Northern Africa (most malaria cases and deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa).
- Large areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and some parts of East Asia.
- Areas in South and Central America as well as the Caribbean, including parts of Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
- Limited areas in the Middle East, as well as limited parts of Europe.
- Papua New Guinea and in parts of other small islands in the Oceania region.
Risk can change based on season (rainy/dry), location (rural/urban), and altitude.
Click here for a link to the World Health Organizatin (WHO) website which provides information on countries where malaria is a concern. Please discuss this information with your doctor. Please call the Health Unit with any questions.
Dengue fever is spread to humans by mosquitoes. It is the most common cause of fever for those travelling back from the Carribean, Central America and South Central Asia.
No vaccine is available, so it is important to minimize the risk by practicing protective measures to avoid insect bites and to use mosquito repellent with DEET. Click here for more information about preventing bites.
Click here for a copy of the Global Update on Dengue Fever from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).
For Travel Health Advisories from the Public Health Agency of Canada, click here.
For a Travelling Outside Canada Fact Sheet from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, click here.
For information that is important to Canadians going abroad, visit the Foreign Affairs website by clicking here.
For more information about appropriate immunization for the destination that you are travelling, please visit the Centre for Disease Control site by clicking here.