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Travel and tropical disease specialists - available 7-days a week with extended hours.
Give us a call at 905-897-8928 to make an appointment.

We are a Public Health Agency of Canada approved Yellow Fever Immunization Center

Travel Advisories

April 2017: Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil!

As of March 31st, the Government of Canada has issued a travel health notice for travelers going to Brazil. There is an outbreak of yellow fever in some areas of Brazil, including the seven states: Bahia, Espirito, Snato, Goias, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Tocantins. For travelers wishing to head to Brazil, the yellow fever vaccination is recommended. It is important to note that the shortage in yellow fever vaccinations is currently still in effect, so be sure to check check in with a Designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre a minimum of SIX WEEKS before departure. Travelers are also asked to consider not travelling to Brazil, or other places with yellow fever, until further notice. If you do travel, remember to bring your Yellow Fever Vaccination Card and to protect yourself from mosquito bites. If you feel ill, check-in with a doctor, and make sure to mention that you’ve traveled to a place with yellow fever.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/health-safety/travel-health-notices/170

Jan 2017: Zika Virus Update

Local transmission of Zika virus has been reported in Florida and Texas (in the United States). Individuals travelling to these areas are reminded to:

  • avoid travel if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy
  • protect themselves against mosquito bites using a variety of insect repellent, permethrin coated clothing, nets, and avoiding the outdoors during dawn and dusk hours, when there are the most mosquitoes
  • avoid sex during and 6 months after visiting an area with Zika virus, especially with partners that have been infected with Zika virus
  • after returning, pay attention to your health; if you develop any symptoms of Zika or feel sick, let your doctor or other healthcare provider know, and let them know you have recently travelled to an area with Zika virus

Zika virus is a mosquito-borne disease that can cause Guillain-Barre Syndrom and microcephaly in fetuses of pregnant women.

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Traveling Soon?

Our travel clinic specialists will consult & determine which vaccines best-fit your needs. Generally, we provide the following services:

  • Personalized consultation depending upon your destinations
  • Medication review services
  • Personalized vaccination and immunity assessment
  • Relevant immunization and medication prescription provision
  • Education of specific health risks relevant to the traveller
  • Vaccinations are administered by qualified and well-experienced medical doctors only
  • Up-to-date travel information and advice for preventative care
  • Appointments available 7-days a week including evenings & weekends

Feb 2017: YELLOW FEVER SHORTAGE IN CANADA

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, there is a shortage of yellow fever vaccine in Canada. Those travelling to countries requiring the yellow fever vaccine (Brazil, Angola, Congo, etc.) may require proof of vaccination before entering the destination country. For more information, please contact a designated yellow fever vaccination centre. This vaccine must be taken at least 10 days before arriving at the destination country.

Yellow fever is a mosquito-borne virus, causing symptoms including, but not limited to, a headache, back pain, fever/chills, jaundice, nausea, loss of apetite, and vomitting; it can result in death. All travellers are asked to prevent mosquito bites through use of insect repellent, nets, or specially coated-clothing, and to avoid being outside during dawn and dusk.

Source: www.travel.gc.ca

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