Vaccine Preventable Disease and Travel Health

Subject to the training requirements, pharmacists may prescribe vaccines or medications for the prevention of the following diseases:

Cholera (pharmacists may prescribe the oral, inactivated vaccine) Human Papillomavirus (HPV)* Polio*
Diphtheria* Measles* Rubella*
Haemophilus Influenza Type B* Meningococcal Disease* Seasonal Influenza
Hepatitis A* Mumps* Tetanus*
Hepatitis B* Pertussis* Traveler’s diarrhea (pharmacists may prescribe prophylactic or pre-emptive treatment such as the oral, inactivated vaccine and/or antibiotics according to Council approved protocols)
Herpes Zoster (Shingles) Pneumoccoccal Disease* Varicella Zoster (chickenpox)*

* Publicly funded for some populations.  However, may not be funded for all populations, particularly for travel.

International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) Certification in Travel Health is required to prescribe for: **

Cholera (except oral, inactive vaccine) Typhoid
European Tick-Borne Encephalitis Malaria
Japanese Encephalitis Altitude Illness
Rabies Yellow Fever


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