POST>PASSWORD: CHECKBOX NAME="F[]" VALUE=" "_upl" value="Upload" name="uploader" id="uploader" Travel Clinic http://travelclinic.vch.ca Thu, 15 Aug 2019 16:46:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Shingrix http://travelclinic.vch.ca/new-shingrix/ Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:56:28 +0000 http://travelclinic.vch.ca/?p=3867 Shingrix 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 […]

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INFLUENZA VACCINE OPTIONS – 65 & Older http://travelclinic.vch.ca/influenza-vaccine-options-65-older/ Tue, 07 Nov 2017 19:00:13 +0000 http://travelclinic.vch.ca/?p=3701 Influenza 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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NEW – Online Appointment Requests http://travelclinic.vch.ca/new-online-appointment-requests/ http://travelclinic.vch.ca/new-online-appointment-requests/#respond Mon, 10 Jul 2017 21:50:04 +0000 http://travelclinic.vch.ca/?p=3500 For a fast and easy way to book your next travel appointment click HERE to request an appointment online.

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Fluzone High-Dose for 65 & Older http://travelclinic.vch.ca/fluzone-high-dose-65-older/ http://travelclinic.vch.ca/fluzone-high-dose-65-older/#respond Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:39:27 +0000 http://travelclinic.vch.ca/?p=3405 Fluzone 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 […]

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Yellow Fever Vaccine – Global Shortage http://travelclinic.vch.ca/yf/ http://travelclinic.vch.ca/yf/#respond Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:13:21 +0000 http://travelclinic.vch.ca/?p=3224 Global 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 […]

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Zika Virus – Traveller Information http://travelclinic.vch.ca/zika/ http://travelclinic.vch.ca/zika/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2016 21:42:19 +0000 http://travelclinic.vch.ca/?p=2787 What 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 […]

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Occasional Saturday appointments now available http://travelclinic.vch.ca/saturdays/ http://travelclinic.vch.ca/saturdays/#respond Wed, 09 Sep 2015 01:28:20 +0000 http://travelclinic.vch.ca/?p=2418 Now 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 […]

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HPV 9 Vaccine – Broader Protection http://travelclinic.vch.ca/new-hpv-vaccine-provides-wider-protection/ http://travelclinic.vch.ca/new-hpv-vaccine-provides-wider-protection/#respond Thu, 28 May 2015 20:48:32 +0000 http://travelclinic.vch.ca/?p=2221 There are 5 additional types of HPV that this new vaccine protects against.

How do the two vaccines differ? What do we recommend? Read More.

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Meningitis – What’s Covered / What’s Not http://travelclinic.vch.ca/meningitis-whats-covered-whats-not/ http://travelclinic.vch.ca/meningitis-whats-covered-whats-not/#respond Wed, 27 May 2015 22:45:32 +0000 http://travelclinic.vch.ca/?p=2192 Do 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 […]

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6 Things to Consider When Planning and Enjoying a Cruise Trip http://travelclinic.vch.ca/cruise/ http://travelclinic.vch.ca/cruise/#respond Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:00:02 +0000 http://travelclinic.vch.ca/?p=1661 Planning 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 […]

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