Tag Archives: Vaccines

Who should worry about Measles?

The CDC has recently reported 6500 cases of measles in Europe.  Most of them are in France (go figure) but Spain and the former Yugoslavia has reported their share as well. There have also been reported outbreaks in the USA. … Continue reading

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Vaccines and Pregnancy

If you are pregnant and planning on travelling it is very important that you visit a Travel Clinic. There are some vaccines that we never give to pregnant women because of the danger to the fetus.  There are vaccines that … Continue reading

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Are you Still Recommending Gardasil?

Absolutley! And, it is now recommended for boys and men as well. I am not sure why the males were left out when we know that the HPV virus is sexually transmitted and we know that guys have sex. If … Continue reading

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How Effective are Vaccines?

I was recently at a Calgary Wellness Fair and spoke with a woman who contracted Typhoid while working abroad. She was unaware that the vaccine she received didn’t protect her 100%. All of us who work in the field of Travel … Continue reading

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Is It Too Late to Get Vaccinated?

The answer to this question is No! There a couple of reasons why we should vaccinate even at the last minute as the traveller is stepping on the plane. 1. Some diseases like Hepatitis A incubate for 2 weeks in … Continue reading

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Chicken Pox Vaccine

Bowmont Travel Clinic is now carrying a Chicken Pox Vaccine. If you require this vaccine for immigration to the USA be sure that you leave enough time to get both shots if you are over 9 years old. They are … Continue reading

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How To Find Your Vaccine History

You have plans for another trip and you have looked every where for your vaccine booklet. If you visited Bowmont Travel Clinic in Calgary just give us a call and we will fax you a copy of what we have … Continue reading

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Meningitis Vaccine in Calgary

Saudi Arabia is very strict about the paper work surrounding your  meningitis vaccine.  It must be a quadrivalent ACYW135 and you must have pretty official looking documentation.  A letter from your family MD likely will not be good enough.  Bowmont … Continue reading

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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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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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