DESTINATION ADVICE AND TRAVEL MEDICINE INFO FOR CALGARY TRAVELLERS
Vaccinations not only protect your health during international travel, but it also prevents the spread of preventable disease upon your return. Get the recommended vaccinations you need from the clinicians at Shots To Go Travel & Immunization Clinic in Calgary. We administer travel medicine and immunizations to help maintain your health and comfort throughout the duration of your trip. Our medical staff wants you to be fully aware of the health risks associated with your intended destination. We offer vaccinations and advice to protect against sickness.
Common concerns include:
Hepatitis A: This common illness is transmitted in a variety of ways including contaminated food or water. Popular tourist spots where the vaccine is recommended include Brazil, China, India, Mexico and Thailand.
Yellow Fever: This virus is transmitted by infected mosquitos which results in headaches, chills, nausea, and even organ failure in the most extreme cases. Vaccinations are strongly recommended for anyone intending to visit Africa, Central or South America. Many countries will require proof of yellow fever vaccination upon arrival.
Japanese Encephalitis: This virus is found in many East Asian countries that contain mosquito populations. These nations include China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam and others. Fever, headaches, vomiting and neurological changes affecting movement may indicate possible infection. 20 to 30 percent of those affected will die as a result of JE.
Whether you’re planning an extended vacation or a quick business trip, you can’t afford to go without the proper precautions in place. Call us today to set up a consultation.