We are a full serve pharmacy that specializes in travel health consultations for patients. We can provide comprehensive options for travelers including identifying candidates for prescription medication likely effective against organisms in the area they will be visiting and that doesn’t interact with your current medications.

Travel Services

We offer the following services in our travel clinic:

  • Collection and assessment of all their relevant medical history as well as their past, present and future travel plans
  • Personalized recommendations for the vaccinations and medications required for the trip
  • Assessments and prescriptions for the prevention of malaria, traveler’s diarrhea and altitude illness to your doctor
  • Administration of travel vaccines
  • Detailed record of travelers’ visit for them and their family physician.
How do we assess patients?

Travel assessments are recommended for all travelers. This visit includes a consultation with one of our pharmacists. During this appointment our pharmacist will:

  • Review your health history, previous vaccination history, and travel itinerary
  • Give health advice
  • Discuss the recommended/required vaccines

Note: 1. In case you need a prescription for an injection, our pharmacist will help you to receive a prescription from a clinic near our pharmacy.  2. It is recommended you book an appointment 4-6 weeks before you are traveling.

 

What is the cost of an appointment?
We charge $40 as a comprehensive consultation charge. However if you would like an immunization without assessment, a $20 injection fee will apply.

What should I bring to an appointment?
Please bring the following:

  • Previous vaccination records
  • List of medications
  • CareCard or BC Services Card
  • Travel itinerary
  • Method of payment (Visa, Mastercard, debit or cash)
Types of injections we administer?
Below is a quick list of vaccines we offer. Please contact us if your need an injection that is not listed.

VACCINE

STANDARD DOSE

BOOSTER INFORMATION

INDICATION

Adacel 1 dose Tetanus and diphtheria toxoid boosters are recommended every 10 years. Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis
Bexsero Children 2 – 10 years old:2 doses (months 0, 2) Adults 11-17 years old: 2 doses (months 0, 1) The need for a subsequent dose after this vaccination schedule has not been established. Meningococcal Meningitis B
Cervarix 3 doses (months 0, 1, 6) The necessity for a booster has not been established. HPV
Dukoral 2 doses (weeks 0, 1) If the patient received the last dose between 3 months and 5 years before, one booster dose will be sufficient to renew the protection.If the patient received the last dose more than 5 years before, a complete primary immunization (2 doses) is recommended to renew the protection. Travellers’ Diarrhea, Cholera
1 booster dose
Engerix B 3 doses (months 0, 1, 6) Protection has been shown to last for at least 15 years. Hepatitis B
Gardasil 3 doses (months 0, 2, 6) 3 doses (months 0, 1, and 3 month after 2nd dose). Additional (booster) doses are not recommended HPV
Havrix 2 doses (months 0, 1-6) Long-term persistence of serum antibodies to hepatitis A virus after vaccination with Havrix is under evaluation. Nevertheless, data available after 5 years show persistence of antibodies which is consistent with a projected 20 years persistence (based on mathematical calculations). Hepatitis A
Havrix Jr 2 doses (months 0, 1-6) See above for how long immunity lasts. Hepatitis A
Imovax Polio 1 dose Adults and adolescents who are at greater risk of exposure to poliovirus than the general population (see above) may be given a single dose of IPV if more than 10 years have elapsed since the last dose of their complete IPV and/or OPV vaccination series. Polio
Imovax Rabies 3 doses (days 0, 7, 21-28) Immunity lasts for at least 2 years. Persons with continuing high risk of exposure such as veterinarians, should have their serum tested for rabies antibodies every 2 years; others working with live rabies virus in laboratories or vaccine-production facilities and who are at risk of inapparent exposure should be tested every 6 months. Rabies
Influenza vaccine 1 dose Annual revaccination with the current vaccine is recommended because immunity declines during the year after vaccination, and because circulating strains of influenza virus change from year to year. Influenza
Ixiaro 2 doses (days 0, 28) A booster dose (third dose) should be given within the second year (i.e. 12-24 months) after the recommended primary immunization, prior to potential re-exposure to JEV. Persons at continuous risk for acquiring Japanese encephalitis( laboratory personnel or persons residing in endemic areas) should receive a booster dose at month 12 after primary immunization. Japanese Encephalitis
Menactra 1 dose The need for, or timing of, the administration of a booster has not yet been determined. Meningococcal Meningitis ACYW135
Menjugate 1 dose The need for booster doses in subjects primed with a single dose (i.e. aged 12 months or more when first immunized) has not yet been established. Meningococcal Meningitis C
M-M-R II 1 dose A second dose of measles-containing vaccine should be deferred for HIV-infected persons with moderate or advanced immunodeficiency.If the prevention of sporadic measles outbreaks is the sole objective, revaccination with a measles-containing vaccine should be considered. If concern also exists about immune status regarding mumps or rubella, revaccination with appropriate mumps- or rubella-containing vaccine should be considered. Measles, Mumps, Rubella
Pneumovax 1 dose If the person was older than 65 at the time of last vaccination, then no booster required; otherwise, booster is needed if more than 5 years has passed since last vaccine. Pneumonia
Td Adsorbed 1 dose A booster is appropriate if the patient has not received a tetanus toxoid-containing preparation within the preceding 5 years. Tetanus, Diphtheria
Twinrix 3 doses (months 0, 1, 6) Immunity is available up to 15 years after vaccination in adults and up to 10 years in infants, children and adolescents. Hepatitis A & B
Twinrix Jr 3 doses (months 0, 1, 6) See above for how long immunity lasts. Hepatitis A & B
Typhim VI 1 dose Revaccination is recommended every three years under conditions of repeated or continuous exposure to S. typhi. Typhoid Fever
Varivax III Children 1 to 12 years old:1 doseAdults:2 doses (months 0, 1-2) The duration of protection of VARIVAX III is unknown at present and the need for booster doses is not defined. Chickenpox
Vivotif (oral) 4 doses (days 0, 2, 4, 7) It is recommended that a booster dose consisting of 4 capsules taken on alternate days be given every 7 years under conditions of repeated or continued exposure to typhoid fever. Typhoid Fever
Vivaxim 1 dose To provide long-term protection against infection caused by HAV, a booster injection of inactivated hepatitis A vaccine (such as AVAXIM) should be given 6 to 36 months later. Alternatively, VIVAXIM can be given as a booster vaccine at 36 months in those persons who require protection against typhoid fever. Hepatitis A & Typhoid fever
YF-Vax 1 dose Booster is needed every 10 years. Yellow Fever
Zostavax II 1 dose The duration of protection beyond 4 years after vaccination with Zostavax, the frozen formulation of zoster vaccine live, attenuated is unknown. The need for revaccination has not been defined. Shingles

 

Our pharmacy has been designated as a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Some countries require you to carry an International Certificate of Vaccination to prove that you have been vaccinated against diseases prevalent in the territory and we can provide the required documentation on site. Talk to one of our pharmacists to book an appointment

 

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