vaccination for travellers

Private Insurance

ATTENTION – Patients with Private Drug Insurance

You might save a considerable amount of money if you check with your private insurance company to see if you are covered for vaccines.

It can also make your decisions easier on desirable but optional vaccines.

While waiting to see a consultant, we strongly suggest that you call your private drug insurance plan. Find out if they pay for some or all of the vaccine costs. Ask them exactly how much they cover. Generally we find that they are good about paying for bill costs for malaria and diarrhea.

Our staff can help you now with this process; just ask at the front desk.

Step 1: Find your insurance card such as for Sun Life, Manulife, etc. and look for your ID number and any group numbers on it that may also have been issued to you. If you do not have your card with try to call whoever has the card your ID and any group numbers. (You do not have to show your card to anyone.)

Step 2: If the telephone number for your drug insurer is not on your card then used their posted phone numbers. We have them for most of the plans on a single page beside our telephone in the call kiosk area. You do not need to dial one. Just pick line 1, 2, 3, or 4 if it’s open and call.

Step 3: Go to a quiet corner such as our call booth in the hall just before the bathroom where you can use the computer or the phone if you wish. When you call your insurance company they will first ask you for your ID number. Then they will ask you for what is called the DIN numbers for the vaccines of interest. (This stands for Drug Identification Number.) Read them the following two sample numbers: the first is for Yellow Fever (00428833); the second is for Dukoral (02247208). We have a list of all our vaccines and their respective DIN numbers in the call booth.

Step 4: Make sure to ask them how much, if any, of the cost they will cover. If they say you are not covered, don’t give up. Ask them if you have Flex benefits or a health spending account. If yes, and if there’s any money left in that account that you haven’t spent (such as on dental, etc.) ask them if you can apply the remainder to paying for your vaccines.

Please note: To our knowledge there are no generic vaccines in Ontario.

Immunization Records:

For Toronto Residents who do not have their list of previous immunizations, there is a convenient way to look up your information online.

  • Google “Immunization Connect – City of Toronto.”
  • Click the button that says “Report or Access Your Immunization Record.”
  • Follow the instructions on the site for which you will need your health card to fill out
  • The site will prompt you to create a 6-digit pin number so make sure you
    have a number that you can use that is easy for you to remember

Once you have received your record please print a copy to bring with you to our clinic for your appointment or email it to us so we can print it once you arrive at our clinic.

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"I saw your dr. last weekend and it was a great experience. I felt that he made sure I am traveling with the most recommended vaccines and nothing i do not need. Don't be fooled by his young age appearance, he knows his stuff!!! Efel was the person at the front desk, very sweet and friendly. Prices are OK especially for the level of professionalism they showed."

Jacqueline P.

"My husband and I received our vaccinations with the help of nurse Mary who was knowledgeable, patient, and provided excellent customer service. I would gladly go back for any future travel needs."

Tammy N.

"We felt prepared to go on our trip after our appointment. We got all the necessary vaccines and all of our questions were answered."

Daniel H.

"Happy client."

Mary Jean N.

"Easy to deal with."


"I made an appointment online for the next day. I had close to 1/2 hour wait to see someone but I was given great service, not rushed and felt taken care of. I would recommend and use them again."


"So effiecient and friendly - The team at Travel Vaccine Clinic made my visit there easy, stress free from the consultation on what I need for my travel until the vaccines and prescription needed/advised were given. I will be back. Thank you!"

Katherine Vyse

"Service was very fast and well done. We received our vaccines on the spot and our practitioner was very helpful while answering questions."


"Professional, thoroughly knowledgeable, and they ensure that you understand all of your options. I will definitely use them again and highly recommend."

Leslee H.

"Your staff was incredibly helpful and extremely knowledgeable. He helped us look up related diseases for our trip and provided us with necessary information for potential risks. Staff was very helpful as well. We have been here quite a few times and have never been disappointed. Highly recommended!"

Salman S.

"Really friendly staff, efficient, and great price for consultation."

Cydney B.

"I am so very afraid of needles and my nurse took care of me so well. The lightest to touch injections I have ever had. Service was quick and easy. Thank-you!!"


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Jennifer D.

"We received very clear and practical advice and were in and out. We'll be back."

John L.

"Staff were very helpful and informative and attentive. Great service, thank you!"

Amy L.

"Excellent service. Got all my vaccinations and prescriptions . They don't charge to fill up the prescriptions. Best prices I could find. I highly recommend this travel clinic."

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