Frequently-Asked-Questions

Browse our popular Frequently Asked Questions, to get all the answers you need for your Immunizations.
How long is my appointment?

The length of your appointment will depend on the particulars of your itinerary and the number of people traveling with you, it may take between 15 and 60 minutes, once you book it you will know the estimated length of your visit.

When should I come in for my immunizations?

We recommend that you book your appointment as soon as destination and date of departure/return are confirmed.

I do not have much time before leaving on my trip. Should I still get my immunizations?

It is better to book an appointment at least 6-8 weeks prior to departure, but you can always minimize the risk; it is never too late to get immunizations.

Are immunizations required?

Some vaccines are recommendations from the country you are visiting, Health Canada and other entities, some are required in order for you to get into the country. Immunizations, along with recommended preventive measures, will help you stay healthy so you can enjoy your journey and your return home.

Do I pay for vaccines if I go to a government clinic for travel vaccines?

Yes. Although Government clinics offer travel services as well, Both the private and public sector charge for vaccines since travel immunizations are not covered by government insurance.

What immunizations do I need before I leave on my trip?

Health risks when traveling vary significantly according to your destination, duration of travel, purpose of your visit and, most important, your health. Acustomized pre-travel consultation is highly recommended.

Would my insurance cover the cost of these immunizations?

The Canadian Public Health System does not cover travel immunization. However, some private insurance companies may reimburse the cost depending on the level of coverage. A receipt with the Drug Identification Number will be issued to you at each visit. For your convenience we have also provided these numbers on our website.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

In order to provide you with comprehensive service the following are required: previous immunization records (Contact your local health centre to get a copy if you don’t have one) at 780-413-7985 in Alberta, List of current prescribed medication , your travel itinerary.

How do I cancel an appointment?

You can cancel your appointment with us at any time, by phone or e-mail contact us at any time by phone or email. We and other clients would appreciate notification 48 hours prior to appointment in order to avoid a short notice cancellation fee of $30.00 per person and to give another traveler the chance at booking that time. *Please note: A reminder of your appointment will be sent to you. Please use this reminder to confirm, cancel or reschedule your appointment*

What is the benefit of a Travel Clinic Consult?

Our Travel Health Consultants are trained and specialized and experienced in travel health offering the most current information, required and recommended vaccinations and prescriptions specific to your travel itinerary.

What side effects may I experience following vaccination?

Most vaccines cause no reactions outside of some local redness or tenderness at the injection site, but in rare cases may cause dizziness, fatigue or headache. Prior to the administration of any vaccine, our experienced staff will go over details of the recommended vaccines.

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