Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do you do COVID PCR swabs?
No. Thankfully these are rarely needed anymore. If you require one please check with your local pharmacy.
Q: How long before my trip should I be seen for a travel consultation?
Ideally at least 2 weeks before the trip, but it is never too late.
Q: Does each country have a list of required vaccines?
No. Some tropical countries require Yellow Fever for visas or entry. Generally, vaccines are medically recommended based on your previous immunization status, health history and specific travel plans.
Q: Will the London Travel Clinic provide me a recommended list of vaccines by telephone?
No. Although the secretaries are knowledgeable they are not physicians and have limited time to book your appointment. The purpose of your pre-travel assessment is to provide you the education, immunizations and medications you require for your specific trip. This requires a consultation with the physician.
Q: What does the London Travel Clinic staff base their recommendations on?
The immunizations and medications are recommended strictly based on medical need and public health advisories as required by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
Q: How does the London Travel Clinic know which health prevention measures are required for my trip?
Our recommendations are based on advisories provided by the Canadian Public Health Agency and the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Public Health Agency. These advisories are dynamic and change regularly. We therefore provide you the most updated information which dictates the recommended vaccines and medications.
Q: I have been seen previously at the London Travel Clinic. I am going on another trip. Can you advise me by telephone whether I need to come in?
Yes. Please contact us and tell us of your intended trip including duration and location. If it has been less than a year since your last visit and there has been no change in your medical status we will review your chart without charge and advise you if you need to come in.
Q: Which methods of payment does the London Travel Clinic accept?
We accept all major credit cards, debit or cash. We do not accept personal cheques. We expect payment at the time of each service.
Q: How can I find out which vaccinations I’ve already received?
Your family doctor will have a record of any immunizations you received at his/her office. The public health unit in the region you attended school keeps a record of vaccinations you receive up until the end of high school. Regions vary as to how far these records go back. If you are from the London region you can check Middlesex London Health Unit.
LONDON TRAVEL CLINIC
Our clinic is a Public Health Agency of Canada approved Yellow Fever immunization centre that provides quality care for international travellers.
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1695 Wonderland Rd N, London
N6G 4W3, CANADA
Mon.- Thurs. 8:30 - 4
CLOSED on WEEKENDS and STATUTORY HOLIDAYS
FREE PARKING ON SITE
TRAVEL: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, (including Twinrix), Japanese Encephalitis, Meningococcal ACYW135, Rabies, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, Cholera
OHIP: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), Tetanus (in combination with diphtheria, pertussis, polio based on need), Influenza
OTHER: Herpes Zoster (Shingrix), Human Papilloma Virus (Gardasil), Meningococcal B, Pneumococcus, Varicella (chicken-pox)