Burlington Travel Clinic
3 out of 4 adults will have shingles sometime during their life.
Shingles are very painful skin lesions.
They are the result of the reactivation of the chicken pox virus that remains dormant on the human body after infection for decades.
Fortunately, a vaccine is available to prevent shingles, even if you have had shingles before.
- The information in this page is for educational purposes only. It is not to substitute for a formal travel consult with your travel doctor.
- If you have health insurance offered to you through work or school you may be covered for vaccines. At time of payment, we will provide you with an invoice (with the unique DIN for each vaccine) so you can claim your expenses back from your insurance company.this vaccine is not a covered by OHIP.
- Always seek immediate medical advice if you get sick abroad or after you return.
- Shingles is not only related to travel.you can get Shingles anywhere.