Flu, Allergy & Travel Immunizations Services
Are you leaving the country? It would be smart to check with your doctor or pharmacist to see if you need any vaccines or booster shots before you leave.
Plan ahead and give yourself time, since it can take as many as 4-6 weeks for vaccines to take full effect, and some may need more than one shot.
But you should also have all your vaccines up to date for your everyday life in Canada. It's better to be safe than sorry because those diseases are also in other countries, so if you protect yourself at home, you’ll also be covered while you’re away.
No matter where you’re planning on going, check to make sure you’re up to date on all routine vaccines: measles-mumps-rubella, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, chickenpox, polio, hep B, and the annual flu vaccine.
At Premiere Health Group, we provide travel health information and travel vaccinations as well as allergy injection you may need.
For instance, if you're going to certain parts of Africa and South America, you must get vaccinated against yellow fever.
If you plan to travel to a part of the World where malaria is a possibility, your doctor will give you medicine to help prevent that. It’s not a vaccine, but you'll need it for protection. Use all of your anti-malaria prescriptions, including the pills you take when you come back home.
Also, If you are traveling to places where infections from mosquitoes -- such as Zika or dengue -- are common, you should follow steps to prevent mosquito bites. There aren’t vaccines for those illnesses.