Planning a trip?
Travelling outside of Canada? You may require immunizations depending on your destination, the length of your stay, and whether or not your routine immunizations are up-to-date. The Timiskaming Health Unit's Travel Clinic provides immunizations at a cost to help you stay healthy while travelling.
There is currently a shortage of the Yellow Fever vaccine in Canada.
Travellers should contact the Timiskaming Health Unit well in advance to inquire about whether or not Yellow Fever vaccine is required for your trip.
Before you leave - book a Travel Clinic appointment
Since it can take several weeks for an immunization to protect you against a disease, you should consult our Travel Health Clinic or your family physician 6 to 8 weeks before your trip in order to allow enough time for the vaccines or immunizing agent to take effect.
The Timiskaming Health Unit provides travel consultation to the general public free of charge. Please call:
From Health Canada: (Travel Health)
Please bring the following items to your appointment:
- Your Immunization Record
- Your Health Card
- Your complete travel itinerary
- A list of your current prescription medications
Payment methods for available vaccines:
While you are travelling
If you get sick when you are travelling and require medical assistance, visit the Government of Canada's site for instructions and recommendations for Canadian travellers.
When you return home
Some diseases, such as malaria, may not become apparent until after you return from your trip. Visit a health care provider if you develop any signs of illness, especially within the first two months of your return and inform them of your travel history.
It's also important to complete your series of vaccines when you return so you are ready for your next trip.
Travelling the world is fun, but it’s important to be aware of the different hazards you may not be used to living in Northern Ontario. Different diseases not found here including tropical diseases, political unrest, different laws, dangerous wildlife, different climate – even standards of living and basic health care services can vary widely from country to country and region to region.
Health Notices (Public Health Agency of Canada)
Country Travel Advice and
Advisories (Government of Canada)
to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel (CATMAT)
Travelling Outside of Canada – Fact Sheet (Ministry of Health and Long-Term Car…
Travel and Tourism (Government of Canada)
Travel Smart App (Government of Canada)Vaccines. Medicine. Advice. (US Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention)