If you’re planning to travel, there are additional immunizations you might need. Some diseases are very rare or don’t exist in Canada, but may be very common where you’re planning to go.
The recommended immunizations depend on several factors:
Here’s a list of diseases your doctor may recommend getting immunized against. These include diseases that are a part of routine immunization in Yukon, as well as ones that might be recommended if you are travelling outside Canada.
Check with your community health centre to ensure your immunizations are up to date six weeks prior to travelling.
chicken pox (varicella)
European tick-borne encephalitis
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
HPV (human papillomavirus)
Measles (red measles)
meningitis (meningococcal disease A, C, Y W-135)
pneumonia (pneumococcal disease)
rubella (German measles)
shingles (varicella zoster)
whooping cough (pertussis )