Travel and Specialty Vaccines
ABC Travel Clinic offers travel counselling and vaccinations for all countries of the world. With the help of our specialists, you will be prepared for your trip before you set foot on the plane, ensuring your complete peace of mind about safety, health and more. We offer and specialize in ensuring your health and safety with our broad range of vaccines. Offering travel and specialty vaccines, as well as routine immunizations, ABC Travel Clinic is dedicated to serve the public with outstanding quality care. Our staff are knowledgeable and highly trained in proper administration and usage of vaccines and medications. With our help, you will be completely protected from destination diseases.
Below is a list of some of the travel and specialty vaccines we offer. Click on the link provided to learn more about each disease, the vaccine and how it can be prevented.
Hepatitis A Vaccine:
This easily transmitted but easily preventable disease is the most commonly contracted preventable disease, and is seen throughout African locations. Hepatitis A is spread most often through contaminated food and water, and sometimes through physical contact, and is common throughout developing countries, in rural areas. Symptoms to look out for are fever, jaundice, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, and loss of appetite. Vaccination against Hepatitis A is common and virtually eliminates any risk of the disease. Learn more about Hepatitis A vaccination here.
Hepatitis B Vaccination:
This serious viral illness is transmitted through blood products, contaminated medical instruments and unprotected sex. Adventure travellers, missionaries, Peace Corps volunteers and military personnel are most at risk for infection. Symptoms of Hepatitis B include a sudden fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, dark urine, joint pain, and yellowing of the skin and eyes. Certain people may develop chronic, lifelong Hepatitis B, causing early death from liver disease and cancer. The Hepatitis B vaccine is generally given over 6 months, but can be given on an accelerated schedule of 21 days. For more information about Hepatitis B, please visit Hepatitis B vaccination page here.
Cholera is a disease spread by drinking water or eating contaminated food. This disease is incredibly rare in industrialized countries, but occurs in developing countries such as Haiti, the Dominican Republic, along with parts of Asia and Africa. Symptoms of cholera are watery diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. If left untreated it may cause death due to dehydration, though treatment is simple and reduces mortality rate to less than 1%. For more information about Cholera, please visit our cholera vaccination page.
Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine:
Japanese encephalitis or (JE) is a disease spread through mosquito bites in Asia. Most at risk are those who spend long portions of their trip outdoors or visit rural areas. Symptoms develop 5-15 after the bite and include fever, headaches, vomiting, confusions and difficulty moving. When left untreated this disease may cause swelling around the brain and coma, and sometimes death. Unfortunately, there is no treatment for this disease and only comfort and supportive measures are prescribed. For more information about JE, please visit Japanese Encephalitis vaccination page.
Meningococcal meningitis is a serious bacterial infection of the brain, transmitted person to person through respiratory secretions and saliva. This disease occurs everywhere in the world but is most commonly found in sub-Saharan Africa. The Meningitis vaccine provides the best protection against this disease, and proof of vaccination is required in certain portions of Africa. Proof of vaccination is also required for those travelling to Mecca during annual Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages. Symptoms of Meningitis include sudden fever, headache, and stiff neck, and less commonly nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity and poor reflexes. This bacterium can infect the blood and cause symptoms such as tiredness, vomiting, cold hands and feet, chills, aches and pain, diarrhea and a dark purple rash. In some instances, this disease can be fatal, which is why the vaccine is recommended if travelling to an at-risk area. For more information about Meningitis, please visit meningitis vaccine page.
Rabies is a deadly and common virus spread in the saliva of infected animals. All mammals can get rabies, and people generally get rabies from licks, bites and scratches from infected animals. Rabies affects the central nervous system and ultimately causes brain disease and death, and is found in all areas of the world where animals can be found. Even if vaccinated, immediate medical attention upon contraction is necessary. For more information on Rabies, please visit our Rabies vaccine page.
Typhoid is a serious disease spread through contaminated food and water, and is common in most parts of the world that are not industrialized. Travelers to the developing world, especially Asia, Africa and Latin America are especially at risk. Symptoms of Typhoid include high fever, weakness, stomach pain, headache, loss of appetite and sometimes rash and constipation. In rare cases internal bleeding and death may occur. For more information about Typhoid Fever, please visit our Typhoid vaccination information page.
Yellow Fever Vaccine:
We are a designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre approved by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Yellow fever is a disease caused by a virus spread through mosquito bites and is often found in South America and Africa. Symptoms of Yellow Fever include fever, chills, headache, backache and muscle aches. About 15% of people who get this disease can develop a serious illness that leads to bleeding, shock, organ failure and even death. Many countries require proof of vaccination of yellow fever before entry, or re-entry, so plan your travels accordingly. For more information about Yellow Fever, please visit our yellow fever vaccination page.
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We offer vaccinations for specific destinations, in every portion of the world, as well as health and safety advice from the most recent sources in these destinations. Many of the most popular locations for travel are also the most dangerous in terms of health, which is why we always recommend scheduling an appointment before your trip, so you can be sure of your continued health. Destinations such as Brazil, India, Kenya, Vietnam, Ghana, Peru, Tanzania, Morocco and South Asia as well as others are where you are most likely to contract any one of these diseases. Contact us today to learn what the risks associated with your travel destination are, and what you can do to protect yourself from disease.
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