Travel Vaccinations for Canada

The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Canada

Recommended Vaccinations for Canada at a Glance
All Travellers: MMR, DTaP
Most Travellers: Typhoid, Hepatitis A
Some Travellers: Hepatitis B, Rabies

Vaccination Major Risk Factors Course Price
MMR Person-to-Person Course of Two £60
DTaP Person-to-Person Single Dose £50
Typhoid Person-to-Person Single Dose £65
Hepatitis A Person-to-Person Single Dose £86
Hepatitis B Person-to-Person Course of Three £66
Rabies Person-to-Person Course of Three - intramuscular £66
Rabies Person-to-Person Course of Three - intradermal £66

Canada’s ten provinces, from tiny Prince Edward Island, with its pink sand beaches warmed by the Gulf stream, to La Belle Province, Québec, roughly five times the land mass of Germany, and home to the mighty St. Lawrence, one of the planet’s five biggest rivers, each have their own unique geographical and cultural diversity.

Prepare yourself for the spectacle of Niagara Falls just a few hours’ drive from exciting Toronto, on beautiful Lake Ontario. The majesty of the Rockies and Banff National Park await you in Alberta, before you cross through to Vancouver and the Pacific coast. Your first stop on your way to Canada should be a visit to our Travel Health Clinic, four to eight weeks before departure, so that you will be completely safe and up-to-date with the Vaccinations you need for Canada.

Should you be travelling wider afield in North America, also make sure you are up-to-date with the vaccinations you require for the USA and Mexico.

There is No Risk of Malaria in Canada

There is No Risk of Yellow Fever in Canada

Keep up-to-date with the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) before travelling.

Advice for Travellers to all Destinations

The Vaccinations and Medications that are needed for travel vary from person-to-person. Everyone should have a personal risk assessment with a travel health professional to take into account a range of factors such as itinerary, medical condition, occupational and lifestyle risk factors and previous vaccination history.

All Travellers

All Travellers should ensure that they are up-to-date with Routine Vaccinations including Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

Most Travellers

Most travellers will also need to consider a course or booster of Hepatitis A and Typhoid as there is a risk of these diseases across most parts of the world.

Some Travellers

Some Travellers may also be advised additional vaccinations such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Hepatitis B based on their individual risk assessment.

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Further Travel Health Advice for Canada

During the summer months, Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa can experience heat waves bringing temperatures in the city centre to as high as 30 or more, and with these conditions comes high humidity. It is especially important to use sun block since because of the greenhouse effect, the sun can cause more damage at northern latitudes. Atlantic and Pacific provinces rarely have this sort of heat, and in any other provinces high temperatures would be an anomaly.

Canada has more than 31,000 fresh water lakes, and most of the world’s fresh water supply. Visitors should have no concerns about drinking the tap water in any region. Drinking bottled water is a matter of personal choice, not necessity. Many popular brands of Canadian water, such as Labrador Spring water, and Naya, are exported the world over. Remember to drink water often, whatever the season.

Canada and the U.S.A. share the world’s longest undefended border, and the majority of Canadians live within a 2-hour drive of the U.S.A., so one might assume that there would be some spill over. Yes, you will see golden arches and other high profile fast food outlets, but that is pretty much where the influence stops. In the Maritime provinces you will find some of the world’s best seafood, Atlantic lobster, is steamed or broiled, and melts in the mouth. Fresh clams are stewed in creamy chowders, and Digby scallops from Nova Scotia will make you vow never to eat them anywhere else. From Newfoundland’s Grand Banks comes fresh flaky cod, and there’s nothing quite like the salmon from Quebec’s Restigouche river.

In Québec City and Montreal, International restaurants of every imaginable origin compete for attention, but it’s hard to beat the comfort of a baked onion soup au gratin, or a Châteaubriand with a bouquetière of veggies and Bearnaise sauce. In the Western provinces, particularly Alberta, you’ll find award-winning beef, and in Vancouver you can savour sumptuous Chinese cuisine in one of many harbourside restaurants. Canadian beers such as Molson, and Labatt are known Internationally, and several provinces grow and produce excellent wines.

In the event that you need health care in Canada, there is an excellent health care system in place, which is managed by each individual province. As a U.K. citizen, you could have access to claim back expenses or to receive care at no charge, depending on the province(s) you have visited. It is always a good idea, however, to arrange in advance to have enough money with you to pay for any health care you might need.

Protect yourself, and your family, with comprehensive travel health insurance which will cover your intended itinerary and any potentially risky activities, such as white water rafting.

Aside from observing the normal precautions, visitors are very safe and warmly welcomed in Canada.