Category Archives: Travel Clinic Calgary

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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Safety Tips While travelling

Trust your instincts and don’t go where you don’t feel safe.  Although travellers are more likely to worry about being robbed, motor vehicle accidents are also a serious threat. Tips: 1. Don’t travel by road at night, especially in rural … Continue reading

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When Do I Worry About Rabies?

Rabies is a viral infection that affects the brain.  The virus is spread by infected animals when their saliva comes in contact with you through biting, scratching or licking.  The disease is fatal, but can be prevented by prompt immunization, … Continue reading

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Visiting Friends and Relatives

If you are returning to your birthplace, you may think you don’t need to be concerned about your health.  But that’s not true. People visiting friends and relatives in endemic areas are eight times more likely to get malaria than … Continue reading

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Aviation Medical in Calgary

Aviation Medical in Calgary Bowmont Travel Clinic is now doing aviation medicals in Calgary with ECGs and Audiometry done right at our site.  No need to book 2 other appointments and spend your time driving all over Calgary when Bowmont … Continue reading

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Sick in the Dominican Republic

Just had a Mom in the Calgary clinic with her 7 year old.  They just got back from the DR where her child developed vomiting and diarrhea and ended up in the hospital for 4 days.  The cost $4000.00. Yes, … 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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10 Health Tips For Travellers

1. Consult with a Health Care Professional (in Calgary call Bowmont Travel Clinic) 2. Acclimatize and Prepare 3. Protect yourself from insects (use 30% DEET and sleep under a premethrin treated bednet) 4. Wear protective footwear 5. Ensure that your … Continue reading

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Why is DEET in Canada only 30%

� When Health Canada decided that 30% DEET was what they would allow in Canada there was a big uproar amongst travel clinics. However, all of the studies show that any thing over 30% does not increase the protection.  The … 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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