October – Best Time to Get Your Flu Shot!

Yes, it is this time of the year again!

Change in weather from summer to fall combined with a drop in temperature is an unfortunate recipe for one to fall sick. A common ailment that affects most people around this time is influenza or as we simply call it – flu.

The good news is that one can save themselves and their families from falling prey to flu by a timely flu vaccine schedule. Continue reading “October – Best Time to Get Your Flu Shot!”

Disclaimer:
All of the materials presented on this website are intended for information
purposes only. It is in no way intended to replace professional medical travel
consultation by a qualified medical practitioner.

Planning a Hajj or Umrah Trip?

Hajj is the largest annual gathering in the world. Almost three million Muslims attend this spiritual pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Umrah, a similar pilgrimage, can also be very crowded with pilgrims arriving in Mecca from all corners of the world throughout the year.

 Umrah vaccination leaflet  Umrah trip vaccination brochure
Information had been adapted with permission from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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Disclaimer:
All of the materials presented on this website are intended for information
purposes only. It is in no way intended to replace professional medical travel
consultation by a qualified medical practitioner.

Vaccinations for Mexico: Stay Safe!

Traveling to a warm destination is exciting, and Mexico is one of the most popular vacation destinations for Torontonians. Unfortunately, travel-related illnesses can be a disappointing end to a long-awaited trip. In preparation for your vacation time, we have you covered. At ABC Travel Clinic your health is our first priority. Continue reading “Vaccinations for Mexico: Stay Safe!”

Disclaimer:
All of the materials presented on this website are intended for information
purposes only. It is in no way intended to replace professional medical travel
consultation by a qualified medical practitioner.

Traveling While Pregnant

Thinking about getting away? Traveling while pregnant has a common misconception of being risky. ABC Travel Clinic delivers fast and effective vaccinations given by our qualified healthcare practitioners to make your trip as enjoyable as possible, while keeping you safe and healthy. Continue reading “Traveling While Pregnant”

Disclaimer:
All of the materials presented on this website are intended for information
purposes only. It is in no way intended to replace professional medical travel
consultation by a qualified medical practitioner.

Dengue Fever in India

According to the Ministry of Health in India, more than 32, 500 both confirmed and suspected cases of Dengue Fever have been reported in India.

Majority of cases have been reported in: Southern State of Kerala – more than 18,700 cases; Tamil Nadu – more than 11, 500 cases, and Puducherry Union Territory – more than 2, 300 cases.

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Disclaimer:
All of the materials presented on this website are intended for information
purposes only. It is in no way intended to replace professional medical travel
consultation by a qualified medical practitioner.

The Essential Pre-Travel Checklist

While you’re frantically packing for your upcoming trip, you may want to stop and take a deep breath. There are many essential factors you need to take into consideration, even well before you plan your trip. It’s critical that you do your research, and gain knowledge of the medical risks you may encounter abroad when travelling for any reason. For your convenience, we’ve compiled this list to help you plan, and stay safe during your travels. Here’s ABC Travel Clinic’s essential travel checklist: Continue reading “The Essential Pre-Travel Checklist”

Disclaimer:
All of the materials presented on this website are intended for information
purposes only. It is in no way intended to replace professional medical travel
consultation by a qualified medical practitioner.

Travelling and Vaccinations – Everything you Need to Know

While you may think you’re prepared for your trip, you may not be taking everything you need to know into consideration. Without the proper precautions, you are exposing yourself to the risk of communicable diseases. Many travelers embark on trips, only to encounter unexpected illnesses, diseases and problems. One of the most commonly encountered issues is as simple as Traveller’s Diarrhea, which is easily avoided with proper hygiene, food preparation, and suitable antibiotics. The risks of travelling go up when travelling with pregnant or breastfeeding women, small children or immunosuppressed or immunocompromised individuals. For these reasons, it’s incredibly important to have all the knowledge possible before you travel for any reason. For your benefit, we’ve accumulated a number of tips about travelling. While these tips are not a replacement for an in-person travel consultation with a qualified travel medicine specialist, we hope that these tips will help you stay aware and prepared during your upcoming travels. Continue reading “Travelling and Vaccinations – Everything you Need to Know”

Disclaimer:
All of the materials presented on this website are intended for information
purposes only. It is in no way intended to replace professional medical travel
consultation by a qualified medical practitioner.

The Benefits of Going to a Travel Clinic

ABC Travel Clinic’s goal is to provide customers with excellent care and to ensure that they only receive the recommended vaccines and medications that they may require for their trip vaccine in order for them to stay safe and protected. But you may be wondering why it’s a good idea to visit a travel clinic near me before you go? Before you decide to go on a vacation, or travel for any purpose, you should consider the risks associated. There is a myriad of communicable diseases which affect certain at-risk areas of the world. These diseases include serious problems such as Cholera, Hepatitis A and B, Polio, Rabies and more. Thankfully, they are preventable with proper vaccination and preventative measures. The benefits of going to a travel clinic before any major travels are numerous, and important. Read more below to find out what else going to a travel clinic can offer you: Continue reading “The Benefits of Going to a Travel Clinic”

Disclaimer:
All of the materials presented on this website are intended for information
purposes only. It is in no way intended to replace professional medical travel
consultation by a qualified medical practitioner.

Rabies in Malaysia?

Rabies is very common and it is an acute infection of the central nervous system that is spread rapidly via a penetration of a bite from rabid animals. The virus is spread in the saliva of the rabid animals. All animals are susceptible to rabies, however, the animals that are at most risk of transmitting rabies include: monkeys, foxes, raccoons, dogs, and wolves. Continue reading “Rabies in Malaysia?”

Disclaimer:
All of the materials presented on this website are intended for information
purposes only. It is in no way intended to replace professional medical travel
consultation by a qualified medical practitioner.

Traveling to Tanzania – What may you need for your trip to stay healthy?

Many of you have visited Tanzania or perhaps plan to visit Tanzania in the near future. Tanzania is a country located in East Africa. It is known for Serengeti National Park, Safari, Kilimanjaro National Park and Mount Kilimanjaro which is Africa’s highest Mountain.

If you are planning a trip to Tanzania – either for a Holiday, Adventure, Mission Trip, Business Trip, and for many other reasons – be sure to visit a Travel Vaccination Clinic at least 4 to 6 weeks prior to your departure. There are certain vaccines that require a series of shots – therefore it is in your best interest to ensure that you have the adequate time to complete the series of such vaccines and to ensure that you get the proper immunity for the trip.

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Disclaimer:
All of the materials presented on this website are intended for information
purposes only. It is in no way intended to replace professional medical travel
consultation by a qualified medical practitioner.