When travelling outside Canada, you may be at risk for a number of vaccine preventable illnesses. Once you’ve booked your trip, start planning six to eight weeks (or longer in some cases) ahead of your departure to protect yourself.
You can protect yourself by:
- Learning about the place you’re travelling to
- Following health precautions specific to that place – see the Public Health Agency of Canada website
- Getting immunized against diseases, where possible, by booking an appointment with your healthcare provider.
Visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website to get a list of recommended vaccinations for your travel destination.