Medical Advisory - Changes to Niagara Region Travel Health Services

Released March 21, 2017

​Issued by: M. Mustafa Hirji, MD, MPH, FRCPC Associate Medical Officer of Health​
 
Effective immediately, Niagara Region Public Health (NRPH) will no longer be accepting appointments for travel counseling service. This change reflects Public Health’s ever-present goal to prioritize its work where it can have the maximum impact on the population’s health. NRPH will continue to provide travel vaccines with the most public health value through regular immunization clinics.

Travel Vaccines Offered

The following travel-related vaccines will continue to be offered by NRPH at a fee for service during NRPH’s General Immunization Clinics:
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Jr.
  • Rabies
  • Twinrix
  • Twinrix Jr.
  • Yellow Fever
Note: No travel counseling services will be provided

Healthcare providers are welcome to refer their patients to receive the above-mentioned vaccines by calling 905-688-8248 or 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7425 to schedule an appointment. General Immunization clinics are held during the week at various locations throughout the region.

As a consequence of this change, healthcare providers and pharmacists may see an increased number of patients requesting travel health services through them instead of visiting NRPH. If you or other members of your practice are interested in a detailing session to prepare for offering additional travel health services (vaccination or counseling), please email the Vaccine Preventable Disease program.
 
For further information, please contact NRPH, Vaccine Preventable Disease program at 1-888-505-6074 or 905-688-8248 ext. 7425 Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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