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 of more fun in the sun–snowbird style! And TravelSafe is here to help ensure that Snowbirds have a safe and successful stay down south!
Before You Fly South
Just like the Canadian Geese flying south for the winter, many seniors are following a path to more temperate climes. However, unlike those geese, it’s important that before snowbirds fly south for the winter that they visit a travel clinic to ensure that they are not only protected from diseases and outbreaks, but that they take preventative measures, ensuring that they’ll have a safe and enjoyable time!
An Ounce of Prevention
Before leaving for the winter, TravelSafe recommends booking a pre-travel consultation. This is a great opportunity to discuss what vaccinations you may require before you depart to your winter destination! Booking a consult is easy! Simply book online or give us a call! Our expert staff will ensure that you receive the proper vaccinations based on your health history and your travel destination. We are always up to date when it comes to disease outbreaks or health warnings around the globe, which enables us to provide the best advice and information to you. Having the peace of mind of knowing that you are prepared and protected before you depart is invaluable!
The Flu Shot
One of the best preventative measures that snowbirds can take is to make sure that they get a flu shot before leaving for their winter destination. In fact, whether you travel or not, it is highly recommended that seniors get their annual flu shot. As Penny Gleave, owner of TravelSafe Immunization Clinic explains, “we believe first and foremost in prevention and doing the best to avoid illness in the first place.”
When you book an appointment for your flu shot at TravelSafe, you’ll have a private, one-to-one visit with a nurse. We’ll review your immunization and health history and administer the vaccination based on your health history. Penny adds, “we take the time to listen to our patients and ensure that they understand what the flu shot entails.” Part of enjoying yourself when you’re away from home is having the peace of mind, knowing that you’ve taken care of your health and done the best that you can to prevent illness. A visit to TravelSafe will help give you that peace of mind, as you’ll have had the chance to talk to highly qualified nurses who will ensure that you receive the appropriate vaccinations and flu shots.
We’d love to hear from you before you fly off to chase the sun! We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have and help you have a happy and healthy time away from your northern home. We look forward to seeing you soon!