When travelling to Europe from Canada, I love to combine at least a couple destinations into one trip – once arriving to the continent after making the long-haul flight, there seem to be an endless variety of accessible countries just a hop, skip and a jump away. This spring, I was lucky enough to go […]
Deborah is a Registered Nurse and works in both our clinics administering vaccines. She is the newest member of our team. Most Memorable trip: One of my favourite trips was a vacation I took with five other nursing friends to Hawaii. We try to plan a big trip together every two years and we like […]
There has been a lot of hype about the use of activated charcoal to treat traveller’s diarrhea. We are often asked about activated charcoal by travellers that we see at TravelSafe Clinic. How effective is it? The use of activated charcoal as an effective treatment for traveller’s diarrhea has not been scientifically proven. Below we’ll […]
Summer is over, the leaves are falling, and the rain and cold weather have set in. There is no better time to start planning your next winter getaway. Did you know that if you are over the age of 60 you make up a large proportion of Canadian travellers? Whether it’s a week at an […]
Flu season is just around the corner and it’s time to consider getting your flu shot. Sporadic cases of the flu are already being seen in parts of Canada while peak activity will usually occur from mid-December until the end of January. It is better to get your flu vaccine early so that you are […]
Tammy is in charge of the important tasks behind the scenes ensuring all our supplies are stocked and our clinics are organized. Tammy works in both our clinic locations. Tammy holds a Bachelor’s of Arts from the University of British Columbia and one of her goals is to do research work in public health. What […]
While travelling with diabetes does take some extra planning, it doesn’t mean you need to miss out on seeing the world. Preparation is key to a healthy and stress-free trip. There are several factors to consider when planning your trip, when you’re travelling by air to your destination, and when you are on your trip. […]
Dr. Wendy Amirault moved into the Medical Director role at TravelSafe Immunization Clinic on August 1, 2019. Dr. Amirault has taken over this important position from Dr. Sarah Thrasher, M.D. and founder of TravelSafe Clinic. Dr. Amirault brings her enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge as a veteran doctor. She also brings personal experience from her […]
Exploring the world unaccompanied used to be a rarity for most – but in this day and age, the solo travel movement is thriving. As an ever-growing number of modern explorers are taking off on holidays alone, it is becoming increasingly accepted within the tourism industry, with many accommodation and activity companies presenting innovative new […]
Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to that school program or maybe you got that new job. But before you can start you’ve been asked to complete a TB skin test by your school or employer. Why is this necessary, you wonder? Wouldn’t you know if you had TB? Is TB even a risk in Canada? Below we’ll give […]
Newsworthy Lyme disease became a familiar term in Canadian households when pop star Avril Lavigne was diagnosed with the disease in 2014. As reported by CTV news Lavigne said, “she would wake up with night sweats and felt so exhausted she couldn’t get out of bed.” Canadian country singer Shania Twain, who contracted Lyme disease […]
Meningococcal meningitis can be a severe and potentially fatal infection. Every now and then we hear of outbreaks of meningococcal meningitis occurring at universities, high schools, or places where there are large gatherings. Despite available vaccines against meningococcal meningitis outbreaks continue to occur. Why do outbreaks still occur? Are you at risk? Below we’ll tell […]
Travelling can be stressful, especially when border officials decide to search through your luggage! Some countries have different regulations for medications commonly used in Canada, so travellers are often concerned about whether they will have any issues travelling with their medications, and how best to pack them. Below you’ll find some helpful tips about travelling […]
Travelling can be exciting, but sometimes long distance travel can have a negative impact on our health. Long distance travel, especially by air, has been associated with the development of blood clots and can be a serious medical emergency. What is a DVT? Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that develops in the […]
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 tick-borne encephalitis, which is often found in more developed countries. Are you at risk? What is tick-borne encephalitis? Tickborne encephalitis […]
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