MEASLES: ARE YOU READY TO TRAVEL?
Measles activity has been increasing worldwide. Before traveling outside of Canada, make sure your family’s vaccines are up to date. Please see the Government of Canada's measles travel health notice for more information and vaccine recommendations.
To check your or your child’s measles vaccine status:
- Contact the health care provider or clinic where you or your child received vaccines.
- Vaccine records for school-aged children can also be accessed through Immunization Connect Ontario (ICON), if you had previously set up an account.
If you or your child need to be vaccinated against measles:
- Book an appointment with your health care provider.
- If you do not have a health care provider or are unable to access vaccination before your departure date, contact the Health Unit at 807-625-5900 (press 1) or call your local branch office to learn more about the Health Unit’s vaccine clinics.
- If you or your child require other travel vaccines or medications prior to travelling, please contact the Janzen’s Pharmacy travel clinic (fees may apply) in Thunder Bay.
Travelling outside of Canada? You may need specific vaccinations and/or medications before visiting certain countries or regions, to reduce your risk of getting sick or acquiring a serious disease.
As soon as you pick your destination, make arrangements to find out what vaccines you need.
Learn what vaccines are recommended by visiting the Government of Canada’s Travel Vaccines page and entering the destination country.
How can I access travel vaccines?
NOTE: Please contact Janzen’s Pharmacy as TBDHU’s clinic is currently unavailable. Janzen’s Travel Clinic provides vaccinations for travel purposes and fees may apply. You can make an appointment at Janzen’s Travel Clinic through:
- Accessing the online booking system
- Sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting an appointment
- Calling 807.345.1191 x 4 and requesting an appointment
NOTE: Janzen’s Trave Clinic is a designated Yellow Fever centre. Visit this list of Yellow Fever Designated Centers for the rest of Ontario.
What will I need to bring to my travel appointment at Janzen’s Pharmacy?
Janzen’s Pharmacy will need your vaccine records.
If you don’t have a copy of your records, you can learn more by visiting Reporting and Obtaining Immunization Records | Thunder Bay District Health Unit (tbdhu.com).
Janzen’s Pharmacy also requests you bring the following:
- Extended Health Benefits Card / Drug Coverage Information
- List of Current Medications
Resources to review before your trip
Travel health and safety - Includes essential information on understanding travel health and safety risks and preventive measures to take before and during your trip.
Travel health notices - The Public Health Agency of Canada's Travel Health Notices outline potential health risks to Canadian travellers and recommend ways to help reduce them. Notices remain in effect until removed.
Travel Advice and Advisories - Country-specific information on safety and security, local laws and customs, entry requirements, health conditions and other important travel issues.
OHIP coverage temporarily outside Canada - Find out what OHIP covers when you’re temporarily outside Canada.
Travel Smart app - Access key information even while you are travelling including advisories and contact information for embassies and consulates.
Registration of Canadians Abroad - Registration of Canadians Abroad is a free service that allows the Government of Canada to notify you in case of an emergency abroad or a personal emergency at home. The service also enables you to receive important information before or during a natural disaster or civil unrest.