Is my consultation covered by MSP?

No

Travel medicine advice and travel vaccines are not covered by MSP

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Are any shots covered by MSP?

Yes

Some routine or childhood vaccinations like mumps, measles and rubella are covered by MSP

Ask us and we’ll tell you which shots you can have for free or check the price list page

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How far ahead of my trip do I need to get vaccinated?

This varies depending on which vaccines you need

Come in the sooner the better but there are often alternate schedules that can be used for short notice travel

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Do I get my shots and prescription meds at the time of the consult?

Yes!

We provide everything at the time of your visit including any shots covered by MSP

We have all currently available vaccines in Canada

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How long does a travel medicine consult take?

Allow for 45-60 minutes in the office including getting any shots

Some visits may be faster than others

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Will I get sick after getting shots? Does it hurt?

Vaccines can cause a sore arm where the injection goes but you shouldn’t feel unwell afterwards

Some live virus vaccines like Yellow Fever can cause mild flu-like symptoms for a day or 2 but this is not usually the case

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Do you see children and people with medical complications?

Yes!

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Is there a vaccine for Dengue fever?

Yes but it is not available in Canada or the US

It is not recommended to get this vaccine while abroad as it has not been comprehensively evaluated

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Is there a vaccine for malaria?

No

Malaria is spread by mosquito

The only way to prevent it is by using a mosquito net and insect repellent along with prescribed meds which you take when away

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Is tick-borne encephalitis vaccine available in Canada?

No it is not currently available in Canada

This disease is present in parts of northern Europe and Russia

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"The Burnaby location has very nice staff that makes your less than fun stay much better (who likes being stuck by one or more needles). They give vaccinations for basically anything that you could need wile out travelling the world. "
Mike G - Yelp