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Travel Health

Travelling can increase your risk for a number of illnesses. We provide free consultations to help reduce the risk of illness when travelling. Contact us ​to book an appointment.  So that we can be prepared for your specific needs, we require information as shown on the travel information request form prior to the appointment.  Please print and complete the form or ask about how you can obtain a copy when you call our office.  Forms can be dropped off at our office, mailed, or faxed.

During the consultation a public health nurse will:
  • Review your immunization history
  • Make sure you are up-to-date on routine immunizations
  • Discuss any health concerns you have related to your trip (disease transmission, malaria, personal safety and more)
  • Assess your disease risk based on where you plan to travel and what you plan to do
  • Recommend additional vaccines depending on your age, planned travel activities and local conditions

If you are planning to travel for business or pleasure within Canada or abroad contact us as soon as possible. It’s never too early to plan ahead.

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Public Health Question
  • Q:
    Does my child need 2 flu shots every year they get the flu shot?
    A:
    ​The first time a child under the age of 9 receives a flu shot they receive 2 doses, a month apart, to boost their immune system to protect them from influenza. After the initial 2 doses they will receive only 1 shot every year after that.