The University of Toronto Health Service is a designated Health Canada Travel Medicine Clinic. As such, it offers a complete travel immunization and education program. The travel immunization and education program takes longer than the time allocated for a drop-in appointment, so travel appointments must be booked in advance. Students must bring their travel itinerary and immunization record to the first appointment. If travelling for academic purposes, please bring a note from your professor.
Students should download the Pre-Travel Information Sheet and bring the completed form to their appointment, along with their immunization history.
Travel appointments and immunizations often require more than one visit - so start early! Some students may receive all their immunizations in their initial visit, but often, there are too many vaccines to be given in a single visit. Some vaccines require a series of injections to be given over a defined time period (some require as much as six months). Pease begin the travel immunization process as early as possible, so that all required immunizations can be completed before your departure date.
Travel immunizations and education are no longer covered by OHIP. If you are travelling as part of your academic program, there is a discounted fee of $20.00 for the development of the personalized immunization schedule and travel education program, provided you bring a note from your professor to verify this at the time of the visit. As Health Service is a designated Travel Medicine Clinic, we are required to follow protocols, only students with notes can be exempt from standard fee schedules. There is no charge for immunization forms required by the university, other educational institutions or hospitals.
To assist students who are travelling, but not for academic purposes, we provide a complete travel education program at a cost of $40.00. This includes the development of a personalized immunization schedule and travel education program.
For more information on travel medicine clinics in Ontario, click here.