Should I Get a Pre-Travel Consultation? The short answer is yes. There are many reasons why booking a pre-travel consult is a good idea. Whether you’re travelling abroad for pleasure or business, it’s always prudent to find out from a medical professional which vaccinations and immunizations you may require. Further to this, a pre-travel consult […]
The influenza season is upon us again. We’re pleased to be able to offer the High-Dose Fluzone vaccine to our clients who are 65 years of age and older. We’ve had great interest already from senior clients preparing their trips overseas. Clients who are eligible often decide to receive the High-Dose Fluzone when they learn […]
A Preventative Approach to Successful Snowbirding Summer is officially over. The leaves are starting to turn colours. The kids have gone back to school. Inevitably, the rain and the cold weather will soon begin. While that may seem a tad depressing for many of us, for many lucky seniors and retirees, it’s just the beginning […]
HPV Vaccinations – From Empowerment to Prevention When it comes to HPV, Penny Gleave (RN, BScN), owner of TravelSafe Immunization Clinic, asserts “education and vaccines go hand in hand. It’s important that our patients learn how to avoid HPV by understanding how it’s contracted and that, essentially, they know the connection between vaccine and behaviour.” Having […]
What’s My Line? A Handy Guide to Proper Airport Security Screening Line Preparedness We’ve all been there. Standing in line at your local coffee shop, desperately jonesing for your morning java fix. As you wait patiently in line, the person in front of you has finally reached the barista! You’re next! However, when they get face […]
The Latest on the Zika Virus Zika became a very familiar word to many people during the large outbreak of the virus in Brazil in 2015, when there were an estimated 440,000-1,300,000 people infected. The virus was frequently reported in the media as it spread throughout South America, Central America and the Caribbean and was […]
Diving into Paradise : A Guide to The World’s Best Scuba Diving Locations Scuba diving is fast becoming one of the most popular recreational activities in the world and with good reason! The beauty of the open water, stunning marine life and shipwrecks attract adventure junkies and serenity seekers alike. Indeed, there is something magical and […]
Hints and Hacks for a Successful African Safari (Part 1) I was about 12 years old when I first watched The African Queen, starring the legendary Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. I was transfixed by the sublime African backdrop that was as much a character in the film as the two headliners. In the film, […]
Tb skin test and vaccines for school or work – Common questions and answers We see many people in our clinic who require a Tuberculosis skin test (TB Skin Test) and/or vaccinations (shots) for their school program or employment. We’ve created a list of common questions clients ask us about the tb skin test and […]
Hepatitis A – Is it a Risk in Canada? Many people think that Hepatitis A is only a risk when travelling to developing countries. While there is a much higher risk of Hepatitis A in developing countries, risk may also exist in Canada in high-risk groups or during community outbreaks. Thankfully outbreaks are rare but […]
Films that Make Use Want to Travel – Part 1 I remember the first time I watched the classic film An American in Paris. The film’s idyllic portrayal of the City of Lights, with its quaint cafés, shops and streets, inspired in me a strong desire to one day visit this cosmopolitan gem in the […]
There is nothing more awe inspiring than being up close to mountain gorillas in their natural environment. I was fortunate enough to view a family of mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. We witnessed curious toddlers, a mother feeding her new baby, several adolescent gorillas and 3 silver backs. Being this up […]
The Importance of Knowing Drug Laws Before Traveling Many Canadians regard marijuana as a relatively benign drug that can be used for medical and recreational purposes, a sentiment echoed recently by the prime minister, Justin Trudeau, who recently moved to legalize the drug in Canada. While not everyone agrees on this controversial legislation, the reality […]
Best Babymoon Vacations (part 1)! Being single with without kids, I hadn’t heard about the concept of the “babymoon” until a recently pregnant friend, Wendy, told me about it. She explained that when she and her husband got married they didn’t have enough time (or money) for a proper honeymoon, but now that they are […]
Sleeping Outside of the Box – Unique Hotels from Around the World Every summer, my dad would get his green Ford Econoline Van ready for our family’s month-long road trip through the United States. Part of the fun of these trips was avoiding the freeways, and, instead, opting for the smaller highways and backroads. This was […]
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