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Travel health

24 January 2019

The Travel Health Consultation

Going on a trip. To avoid illness at your destination, or when you return, it is recommended to contact a travel health professional, member of Travel Health Assist at least 6 to 8 weeks before your departure.

During this consultation, your travel health professional will be able to assess the appropriateness of a preventive vaccination and medication, necessary advices for your destination, provide you with the medical resources for your destination and the coordinates of the Canadian embassy at destination.

The steps listed here are part of an effective consultation for you and your loved ones.

  1. Make an appointment (about 45 to 60 minutes for a first consultation) and depending on the number of travelers.
  2. Assessment of your state of health according to a specific questionnaire.
  3. Evaluation and update of your basic vaccination, administer recalls according to the schedule specific to each vaccine (eg, tetanus toxoid)
  4. Discussion of risks at destination such as: Malaria, Dengue fever, Zika virus, Chikungunya,Yellow fever, Typhoid and others.
  5. Offer supplementary vaccination according to international requirements (yellow fever) and health risks related to destination and type of trip depending on your destination and duration.
  6. Vaccination for each person
  7. Discussion and delivery of the required advices according to the type of trip: Altitude, All-Inclusive, Cruise, Off the beaten track, Family-friends visit, holiday or business trip and others.
  8. Inform of the symptoms that he must recognize on the return trip and who must lead to urgent medical consultation
  9. Receives contact information for medical resources and embassy coordinates at destination.
  10. Handing over phone numbers to reach your travel health professional if you have any concerns about your health during your trip.

When making appointments for your travel health consultation, make sure that the professional is a member of Travel Health Assist which allows them to be up to date on international travel health information.

Also make sure that he or she has adequate and complete training in the field and is a member of an international organization such as ISTM (International Society ofTravel Medicine).

The members of Travel Health Assist are always on the lookout for the latest news for your destination, can give you information sheets for advice, diseases to destination and the letters required to be able to pass customs according to your physical condition.

For more information, you can go to the directory section of the Health Travel Assist' website and contact a travel health resource to make your appointment.


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