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Thu, 15 Aug 2019 16:46:33 +0000en-UShourly1https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8Shingrix
Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:56:28 +0000http://travelclinic.vch.ca/?p=3867Shingrix What is shingles? Herpes zoster (shingles) is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, which remains in your body but may stay inactive for years. Risk for shingles increases as we get older, but there is no way to tell when the virus will become active again. Shingles can cause severe blisters/rashes (on the […]
INFLUENZA VACCINE OPTIONS – 65 & Older
Tue, 07 Nov 2017 19:00:13 +0000http://travelclinic.vch.ca/?p=3701Influenza Vaccine Options for Individuals 65 years & older 2017/2018 Agriflu (GOOD) – This is a standard influenza vaccine that the Travel Clinic is giving free to all individuals. This vaccine is effective in those under 65 years but only moderately effective in the over 65 age group. Fluad (BETTER) – This is a […]
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http://travelclinic.vch.ca/new-online-appointment-requests/#respondMon, 10 Jul 2017 21:50:04 +0000http://travelclinic.vch.ca/?p=3500For a fast and easy way to book your next travel appointment click HERE to request an appointment online.
]]>http://travelclinic.vch.ca/new-online-appointment-requests/feed/0Fluzone High-Dose for 65 & Older
http://travelclinic.vch.ca/fluzone-high-dose-65-older/#respondTue, 20 Jun 2017 15:39:27 +0000http://travelclinic.vch.ca/?p=3405Fluzone High-Dose for 65 & Older Background: As people age, they become more susceptible to influenza-related complications due to immunosenescence, a natural and progressive weakening of the immune system over time. As a result, seniors are less responsive to standard dose influenza vaccine This is the rationale for the development of Fluzone High-Dose What […]
]]>http://travelclinic.vch.ca/fluzone-high-dose-65-older/feed/0Yellow Fever Vaccine – Global Shortage
http://travelclinic.vch.ca/yf/#respondThu, 16 Mar 2017 21:13:21 +0000http://travelclinic.vch.ca/?p=3224Global Shortage There is a worldwide shortage of yellow fever (YF) vaccine. There is only one licensed supplier of the vaccine in Canada and all travel clinics are being allotted a small fraction of their usual doses. *See a list of Airport Vaccination Centers offering Yellow Fever vaccine Fractional Doses In June 2016, the world […]
]]>http://travelclinic.vch.ca/yf/feed/0Zika Virus – Traveller Information
http://travelclinic.vch.ca/zika/#respondTue, 19 Jan 2016 21:42:19 +0000http://travelclinic.vch.ca/?p=2787What is Zika virus? Zika virus is closely related to the dengue, yellow fever and West Nile viruses. It causes a mild influenza-like illness and is transmitted by the Aedes mosquitoes that bite mostly during the day. Human to human transmission through sexual contact and during pregnancy when the disease can be transmitted from mother […]
]]>http://travelclinic.vch.ca/zika/feed/0Occasional Saturday appointments now available
http://travelclinic.vch.ca/saturdays/#respondWed, 09 Sep 2015 01:28:20 +0000http://travelclinic.vch.ca/?p=2418Now that the days are shorter and the rain is starting, many of us are beginning to book sunny vacations this fall. Whether you’re sipping sangria in Spain, beaching in the Bahamas, or catching a wave in Costa Rica, chances are you’ll need travel vaccinations.The VCH Travel Clinic is now booking appointments on Saturdays occasionally […]
]]>http://travelclinic.vch.ca/saturdays/feed/0HPV 9 Vaccine – Broader Protection
http://travelclinic.vch.ca/new-hpv-vaccine-provides-wider-protection/#respondThu, 28 May 2015 20:48:32 +0000http://travelclinic.vch.ca/?p=2221There are 5 additional types of HPV that this new vaccine protects against.
How do the two vaccines differ? What do we recommend? Read More.
]]>http://travelclinic.vch.ca/new-hpv-vaccine-provides-wider-protection/feed/0Meningitis – What’s Covered / What’s Not
http://travelclinic.vch.ca/meningitis-whats-covered-whats-not/#respondWed, 27 May 2015 22:45:32 +0000http://travelclinic.vch.ca/?p=2192Do you have school aged children? There are five sero-groups of the meningococcal bacteria that cause illness in North America, but we only vaccinate for one of the five groups as part of the routine vaccination schedules. The routine schedule only covers group C, but there is a vaccine for group A/C/Y/W-135 and now a […]
]]>http://travelclinic.vch.ca/meningitis-whats-covered-whats-not/feed/06 Things to Consider When Planning and Enjoying a Cruise Trip
http://travelclinic.vch.ca/cruise/#respondThu, 23 Apr 2015 10:00:02 +0000http://travelclinic.vch.ca/?p=1661Planning a Cruise to relax and see the world? Don’t spoil your vacation with an unexpected illness. Follow our tips for a safe and healthy trip abroad! 1. Bring a hand sanitizer and wash your hands. The most effective way to avoid getting Norovirus or other illnesses, is to thoroughly wash your hands. After using […]