Flu, Allergy & Travel Immunizations

Why Get A Flu Shot for Travel?

The flu is a highly contagious virus. The flu is one of the most common illnesses that people suffer from, and it’s especially dangerous for those with weakened immune systems. The best way to protect yourself from contracting the flu while travelling is to get a flu shot. It’s critical to get vaccinated before the start of flu season, which typically runs from October to May.

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Consider an Allergy Shot When Travelling

Allergies can also be a problem when travelling. Allergens like pollen, dust, and pet dander can trigger allergic reactions. It’s important to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions to minimize your exposure to allergens. If you’re particularly sensitive, you may want to consider getting a shot to reduce your risk of having an allergic reaction.

Our Travel Immunizations

Travel immunizations are also important to consider. Depending on where you’re travelling, you may need to get vaccinated against certain diseases. For example, if you’re traveling to a developing country, you may need to get vaccinated against hepatitis A, typhoid, or yellow fever. It’s important to talk to the clinicians at Premiere Health Group in Toronto to get the necessary shots before you leave.

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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.


No matter where you’re travelling, it’s important to be prepared. Make sure you’re up to date on your flu shot, allergies, and travel immunizations before you hit the road. By taking the time to get the necessary shots at Premiere Health Group in Toronto and taking precautions against allergens, you can enjoy your travels worry-free. After all, getting sick while travelling is no fun for anyone. Call today.