Which Travel Vaccinations Will I Need?
Our team of pharmacists at Central Drugs will help you determine which travel vaccinations you need prior to travelling. Travel vaccinations fall into the following categories: routine, recommended and required.
Routine vaccinations are recommended to everyone in British Columbia, regardless if you intend to travel. Visit Immunize BC to view detailed routine vaccination schedules for all British Columbians.
Various vaccinations are recommended depending on your travel destination. Your Central Drugs pharmacist will discuss the benefits of these travel vaccinations with you and help you determine whether they are right for you. Some areas to consider when deciding on recommended vaccinations are:
- Your age and current health status
- Your risk of contracting a disease while abroad
- The length of your travels
- Your planned activities & accommodations
Many countries require you to provide proof of receiving certain vaccinations before entering. These requirements vary from country to country. It is important that you consider these requirements prior to arranging travel plans. To find out which vaccinations are required for your next trip, visit the Government of Canada’s helpful travel vaccination planner. Alternatively, you may book an appointment with your trusted Central Drugs pharmacist to review your vaccinations and come up with a plan that works for you and your travel itinerary.