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:

  • What country you are travelling to
  • What you plan on doing while you are there
  • What time of the year you are travelling
  • Your current health status
  • Your age

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)

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B

HPV (human papillomavirus)


Japanese encephalitis


Measles (red measles)

meningitis (meningococcal disease A, C, Y W-135)


pneumonia (pneumococcal disease)



rubella (German measles)

shingles (varicella zoster)



whooping cough (pertussis )

yellow fever


For more information on travel immunizations:

Travel Health Information

Advisories and Reports: International Travel


CATMAT: Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel

WHO (World Health Organization) International Travel and Health