We are travelling outside of Canada and our child is due for their routine vaccinations. Can we get the vaccines early or get the vaccines in another country?

Question: 

We are travelling outside of Canada and our child is due for their routine vaccinations. Can we get the vaccines early or get the vaccines in another country?

Answer: 
For best protection, children should receive all recommended vaccines on time when possible. Please discuss your travel plans with your immunizing health care provider and let them know when you will be away.
 
  • Your immunizer can tell you whether your child can receive any of BC’s routine vaccinations before travel. 
  • We do not have information about vaccination services in other countries. If you are outside of Canada for an extended period, please follow up in that country about childhood vaccinations.
  • If your child receives any vaccines internationally, keep the vaccination records and share them with your immunizing health care provider when you return to Canada.
There may be travel vaccines recommended for your destination. You should consult your healthcare provider or visit a travel health clinic—at least six weeks before you travel. When travelling internationally, you and your family may be at risk for some diseases rarely found in Canada but are common in other parts of the world. Travel vaccines provide essential protection. Click here to read more about travel vaccines.
 
 
Date last reviewed: 
Thursday, Apr 07, 2022