Planning to visit South East Asia (Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines), India, Nepal and Central America?
Visit TravelSafeTM Immunization Clinic for a pre-travel consultation and get immunized to protect your health.
TravelSafeTM will address all your travel needs in one visit.
We will consult with you about the details of your trip and provide the appropriate vaccines and prescriptions.
Before you travel, book an appointment with the TravelSafe Immunization Clinic. We are here to help you have a safe, healthy and enjoyable travel experience.
Our highly trained professionals will provide you with up to date health recommendations so that you can fully enjoy the wonders of your destination with peace of mind.
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“Lower vaccination uptake rates, missed booster doses and waning immunity contribute to clusters of pertussis outbreaks in Canada and in international destinations.”
Pertussis or whooping cough is a respiratory infection that is easily spread through coughing and sneezing. This disease can be contracted by inhaling nose and throat droplets from those who are infected. The persistent cough can last up to 10 weeks. Infected people can pass on this highly contagious bacteria not knowing they are infected.
To diagnose pertussis, a throat swab and clinic assessment must be performed. Your health care provider will also consider your possible exposure to an infected person and will review your signs and symptoms. This highly contagious disease has been found in 10-20% of adults and adolescents with a cough illness lasting seven or more days without improvement.
According to the BC Centre for Disease Control, cyclical peaks occur every 3-5 years. Since 2012, pertussis incidence in BC has continued an increasing trend in Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health Authorities, Vancouver Island Health Authority and the Northern Health Authority regions of BC.
"I would just like to comment on my experience at Travel Safe Clinic - Kitsilano. I booked an appointment for a routine screening required by my nursing school and was pleasantly surprised when I arrived and started speaking with the nurse. She organized all of my required vaccinations, not just the one I originally went for, and within two quick appointments I had everything that I needed for my clinical placements.
Penny, the RN, was very helpful and knowledgeable, and made sure that I had everything that I would need for school. It was so easy and exactly what I needed. All of the staff I interacted with at the Kitsilano clinic were very friendly!"
"Thanks very much for your quick response and great feedback about Yellow Fever, Penny! "
Travelsafe is great. I am going on a trip to South America, went in to see about what shots and medications I may need for the trip. I am an experienced traveller, Penny was very helpful informing of all the possible risks involved with the areas I will be travelling to. I was extremely pleased with friendly service and left feeling well prepared for the trip ahead.
Thank you for all your advice and information yesterday. It really put me at ease for my upcoming trip. I was starting to fret a bit, but now feel well informed to take on the bugs.
This place is AWESOME! Helped me out in a timely matter.
Penny went above and beyond to make the impossible happen
for me. Can't recommend them enough!
I am writing to express my appreciation for the excellent service and very complete information on health risks and precautions for my upcoming trips to South America and Africa. I was most impressed that my medical history was considered and a possible drug interaction was avoided by switching to a different malaria prophylaxis. Pros and cons were discussed for the various vaccinations that were either required or optional and the advice I received set my mind at ease.
Penny Gleave was extremely knowledgeable and also provided informative handouts that will be useful to have on hand during my travels. Penny is a caring professional and has a passion for her work. It was a pleasure to be counselled by her.
As a travel professional I will definitely be recommending with total confidence the TravelSafe Clinic to my clients.
A professional and well organized experience. I left there immunized and aware. Not coming here before I left would have been a mistake.
TravelSafely with TravelSafe Immunization Clinic