Monthly Archives: February 2011

Cost of Vaccines

Are Vaccines expensive in Calgary Just had a fellow back from the USA where he got his second rabies vaccine.  Rabies is a series of 3 vaccines 0, 1, 3 weeks apart.  Because he was going to be in the … Continue reading

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Probiotic and Travel

Why lose even one day of your precious holiday to the toilet in your hotel room! At Bowmont Travel Clinic we recommend the probiotic Florastor to all of our travellers.  It is one more “gun in the arsenal” against traveller’s … Continue reading

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Influenza Vaccine and the Traveller

Public Health recommends that all Canadians over 6 months of age should get a flu shot every year.  For travellers it is even more important.  Think about sitting in an airplane for several hours with 300 other people and then … Continue reading

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Needlephobic in Calgary

Are you terrified of needles? If you live in Calgary or within driving distance we can help you at Bowmont Travel Clinic. Every once in a while we will see a client who is so terrified of needles that it … Continue reading

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Assistance for Canadians Abroad

Did you know that you can register with Foreign Affairs when you are travelling outside of Canada? This is a quote from their web page: “We offer a registration service for all Canadians travelling or living abroad. This service is … Continue reading

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Are Travel Vaccines Covered by Insurance?

Yes and No! Alberta Health Services has never covered any services related to travel. This includes the consultation and the vaccines. Because of this we bill you, the traveller, for all of our services and vaccines. You can then submit … Continue reading

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Meningitis Vaccine in Calgary

Alberta Health Services has announced that they will be starting a vaccine program for all students in Grade 9.  What about teenagers from Grade 10 and up?  Do they need to be vaccinated as well?  Of course they should be … Continue reading

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Aviation Medical in Calgary

I just had a call from a pilot who had been calling all over Calgary to find someone to do his Aviation Medical in a hurry and was so thankful to finally call Bowmont Travel Clinic.  We can almost always … Continue reading

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