Travel Medicine Centre

Contact Information

      Vaccine shortages and back in stockYellow Fever shortage (see below) --- how to get information    

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Travel Medicine Centre (Bay/College): 416 340-VACC (8222)

(As of April 1 2015 we moved from 700 Bay street  Bay/Gerrard)  On February 1 2016 we moved to our new office at 790 Bay street suite 426 Bay and College

Clinic Hours

By appointment only  -- Mornings, Afternoons and Evenings available

Dr Scappatura will be away May 12 to 20 at the Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicince. 

There will be no appointments available during that time

 

Who Are We  ?

On March 26, 1999 the Travel Clinic operated by the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Toronto General Hospital was closed. At that time the medical and some of the nursing staff moved to Lucliffe, 700 Bay Street, 1 block from the hospital to open the Travel Medicine Centre.  Dr. Philip Scappatura, who runs the Travel Medicine Centre, had worked full time in the travel clinic for 13 years. Dr Scappatura has been doing full time travel medicine for over 30 years, has been a member of the ISTM (International Society of Travel Medicine) since it's founding and received the Certificate in Travel Health from the ISTM when it was first awarded in 2003.  We hope to continue to provide the same excellent service outside the hospital. 

On February 1 2016 we moved to our new office at 790 Bay street suite 426

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Our Services 

Wherever you are planning to travel, please visit the Travel Medicine Centre before you leave to make sure your required and recommended vaccinations are up to date.  We administer all available vaccines, and provide counseling and prescriptions for malaria prophylaxis, diarrhea, altitude sickness and other problems related to travel. We give advice regarding medical kits, mosquito nets, insect repellents and sunscreens.

For details of services and charges click here.

If you have returned from your trip and are feeling sick, see your family doctor who can treat you or refer you to the Toronto General Hospital Tropical Disease Unit or other specialist if necessary.  If you have returned from an area with malaria and have a fever, seek medical help immediately.  

 

Contact Information

Travel Medicine Centre (Bay/College): 416 340-VACC (8222)

 

Clinic Hours

By appointment only  Mornings, Afternoons and Evenings available

For information on what diseases are present in specific countries go to the links page or go to destination risk from CDC

Health Canada Zika information

 

Yellow fever vaccine Shortage again      Rabies vaccine out of stock

June 15- we are almost out of Yellow Fever Vaccine  until the end of June or beginning of July   only fractional doses may be available

When it is in limited availability we can only give Yellow fever vaccine to those going to an area with real yellow fever risk (according to WHO and CDC maps)

For those who want it for direct entry to a country such as Tanzania with no risk, or for a visa travelling from an area without yellow fever such as the highlands of Peru to Bolivia

if you have a contraindication we will give you an exemption certificate stating that contraindication. If not we will give you an exemption certificate saying the risk of the vaccine is greater than the benefit and that there is a vaccine shortage.

Contraindications are egg allergy, pregnancy, drugs and diseases that can suppress your immune system (such as recent cancer treatment , steroid, imuran, leukenia HIV organ transplant etc).

(Yellow fever certificate should only be required if coming from an infected area)

Yellow fever vaccine gives you lifetime immunity and the international health regulations are changing to say you only need on in your lifetime.

 

New Canadian recommendations for typhoid

(Typhoid vaccine only recommended for Asia unless high risk factors)

 

Rabies vaccine  in stock

Oral Typhoid in stock

 

 

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