It’s common for both adults and children to feel nervous about receiving immunizations. While adults can usually rationalize the benefits of immunizations, children often cannot rationalize if they are very frightened or too young. As an experienced nurse immunizer, I’ve seen it all with children – from those who sit still and don’t even bat […]
Swastyastu Om swastyastu. Rahajengrauh. Hello and welcome! Nama saya Matt (my name is Matt, in Balinese). Where do we even begin!? Bali is a magical place and remains a favourite destination for many people around the world. From the friendly Balinese people to the stunning sunsets to the fun modes of transport – we loved […]
TravelSafe Clinic has made a few changes since our clinics closed in March, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In order to follow the BC Centre for Disease Control recommendations, we have decided to close our Hastings-Sunrise clinic until we are able to relocate to a suitable location in a larger independent space. We have enjoyed […]
Although it is currently advised we stay home and avoid travel, we can still take ourselves away and dream about where we may go next… While the majority of North Americans are very familiar with Mexico as a beach vacation hot spot, fewer have ventured away from the coast’s all-inclusive resorts into the interior, where […]
It is Immunization Awareness week in Canada so we thought it would be a good time to review the basics of vaccines and answer common questions we receive from clients. In the midst of a pandemic, it is comforting to know that we can prevent serious diseases with available vaccines. Who is being vaccinated […]
We often hear about pneumonia, but it can sometimes be a little confusing as there are many different causes of pneumonia. Recently we’ve heard a lot in the media about pneumonia caused by COVID-19. This is an example of viral pneumonia caused by a virus that infects the lungs. Pneumonia can also be caused by […]
In order to decrease the spread of COVID-19, the Minister of Transport stated that effective April 20, 2020, Canadian air passengers will be required to wear a non-medical face mask or face covering while travelling. Canadians travelling by rail, ferry, taxi, bus or other mode of transport, must also use a non-medical face mask when […]
Do you dream of endless white sandy beaches? A vibrant culture? Flavourful food? Look no further than Zanzibar, a tropical archipelago off Tanzania’s coast in the Indian Ocean. As someone who has visited this tropical paradise three times I can attest to Zanzibar’s rich culture and beauty. If you have visited Tanzania’s mainland expect Zanzibar […]
April 2020 Your home Beautiful British Columbia Hello! As you may already know, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic,we temporarily closed our clinics on March 24 to ensure the safety of our staff and clients. We want you to know that we are still here and anticipating our return to business at […]
The current situation with Novel Coronavirus has been an enormous adjustment for all of us. Currently, we are unable to arrange an appointment for services we routinely accessed before self-isolation. When our clinic closed, we were forced to cancel follow up vaccine appointments for clients requiring more than one dose to complete their vaccine series. Below are […]
Many of you will remember the old nursery rhyme “Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.” Bed bugs were once a common occurrence throughout the world, but with use of insecticides bed bugs infestations declined in the 1940s. Bed bugs are not, however, just a thing of the past. There has been […]
If you live with food allergies then you are likely well aware of how to prevent an allergic reaction. You may be used to not having that food in the house, carefully reading labels, letting restaurant staff know of your allergies when eating out, and carrying an epi-pen with you if your allergies are severe. […]
We’ve all heard of malaria, dengue fever, typhoid fever and hepatitis. These are all common infectious diseases we hear about while traveling, especially in developing countries. But what about the lesser known infectious diseases? Like ciguatera, which is the most frequently reported cause of fish-borne poisoning worldwide. Are you at risk? What is ciguatera? Ciguatera […]
Flu season is upon us and if you haven’t already had your flu shot it’s time to think about getting one. We are in the midst of flu season in Canada and cases are continuing to increase. Peak activity will usually occur from mid-December until the end of January. While it is better to get […]
Many travellers believe that they need the typhoid vaccine for most travel destinations. Do you think you need the typhoid vaccine? Depending on your destination and itinerary you might not need it all! Read on to find out more information about typhoid fever and who should receive the vaccine. What is typhoid fever? Typhoid […]
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