Want to be a world traveller? These are the routine vaccinations every traveller should have when journeying near or afar.
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
If you were born after 1956 and did not receive the MMR as a child, get vaccinated (via 2 doses). If you’re already vaccinated, ask your doctor if a third dose is warranted.
Tetanus-Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap)
Get a Tdap, if you haven’t already (or don’t remember). Then, get a Td booster shot every 10 years.
If you’ve never had chickenpox and weren’t vaccinated as a child, get 2 doses of the vaccine, 28 days apart.
Get the polio vaccine if you weren’t vaccinated as a child. If already vaccinated, you just need to get a polio booster once as an adult.
You should get a flu shot every year. Vaccination is recommended for all travellers age 6 months and older.
Recommended if you’re age 60+ to protect against the varicella-zoster virus and its complications.
Recommended if you are age 65+; a smoker; or have chronic health conditions.
Children & Youth
Follow the recommended age-appropriate immunization schedule for Tdap, MMR, polio, flu, Haemophilus B, Meningitis, Pneumococcal, chickenpox, Rotavirus, Hepatitis A and B, and Human Papillomavirus (HPV).
Determine other immunizations you may need to get for your trip via our BYG (Before You Go) Country Guides.