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Vaccinations
Certificate Requirements
Malaria Prevention
Traveler's Diarrhea
Medical Facilities
Common Causes of Illness

Vaccinations

Please obtain the following vaccinations after consulting with your physician.

What vaccinations are routinely recommended?

VaccineRecommended ForWhen do I take it?How is it Given?Do I repeat it?More info
Hepatitis B
Engerix B (GSK) Recombivax HB (Merck)

All travelers

2 doses 4 weeks before trip, doses on days 0, 28

1.0 ml intramuscular injection

Once in 6 months

Details

What vaccinations do I need to update?

VaccineRecommended ForWhen do I take it?How is it Given?Do I repeat it?More info
Influenza
Fluarix(GSK), Fluvirin(Novartis), Fluzone(Sanofi)

All adult travelers

One dose 2 weeks before trip

0.5 ml intramuscular injection

Every year

Details
Measles
MMR II (Merck)

Non-immunized, born after 1956, or immunized before 1980

One dose anytime before trip

0.5 ml sq injection

no

Details
Pneumonia
Pneumovax 23(Merck)

All travelers Recommended for adult travelers with the following:  Age > 65 years of age • Any age with chronic medical illness of the Heart, Lung, Kidney or Liver • Diabetes • Sickle cell disease • Splenectomy • Chronic steroid use • Cancer • HIV/AIDS • Pregnancy • Autoimmune disease • Transplant • Any immunocompromised state. Recommended for adult travelers with the following
• Age > 65 years of age
• Any age with chronic medical illness of the Heart, Lung, Kidney or Liver
• Diabetes
• Sickle cell disease
• Splenectomy
• Chronic steroid use
• Cancer
• HIV/AIDS
• Pregnancy
• Autoimmune disease
• Transplant
• Any immunocompromised state
at risk

One dose 2 weeks before trip

0.5 ml intramuscular injection

Every 10 years

Details
Polio
IPOL (Sanofi)

All travelers

One dose anytime before trip

0.5 ml intramuscular injection

no

Details
Tetanus
Decavac(Sanofi)

All travelers needing a booster

One dose anytime before trip

0.5 ml intramuscular injection

Every 10 years

Details

What is the Yellow Fever Vaccination & Certificate Requirement?

Yellow fever vaccination & certificate are not required.

Malaria Prevention

Low risk of malaria, therefore prophylaxis is not indicated.

Always take the following protective measures against insect bites:

  • Stay in accommodations with screens
  • Wear long sleeve shirts, pants and socks
  • Apply insect repellant containing DEET to exposed skin and clothing
  • Use mosquito nets impregnated with permethrin
  • Use mosquito repellant coils if available
  • Avoid outdoor activities from dusk to dawn

Traveler's Diarrhea

What should I do if I develop diarrhea?

Carry one of the following antibiotics with you and take with the onset of diarrhea

What to Take?When do I take it?How is it Given?Do I repeat it?More info
Azithromycin
Zithromax (Pfizer)

With the onset of diarrhea

500 mg tablet by mouth once a day

a) if 1-3 loose stools/day take for 1 day b) if> 4 loose stools/day, fever or bloody stools take for 3 days

Details
Or
Levofloxacin
Levaquin (Ortho)

With the onset of diarrhea

500 mg tablet by mouth once a day

a) if 1-3 loose stools/day take for 1 day b) if> 4 loose stools/day, fever or bloody stools take for 3 days

Details
Or
Moxifloxacin
Avelox (Bayer)

With the onset of diarrhea

400 mg tablet by mouth once a day

a) if 1-3 loose stools/day take for 1 day b) if> 4 loose stools/day, fever or bloody stools take for 3 days

Details

In addition you should

  • Take an anti-diarrhea medication like Loperamide (Imodium AD) 2 mg tablet by mouth with each loose stool. Do not take if you have fever or bloody stools and do not take more than 7 tablets in 24 hrs.
  • Aggressively hydrate by drinking juice, ginger-ale, or make up a solution by mixing 6 tsps of sugar, 1 tbsp of salt in 1 liter of boiled, purified or bottled water.

If your symptoms are no better in 3 days or if you are worse at anytime with inability to keep liquids down, feeling lightheaded or with high fever (102 F) please seek medical attention.

Always follow our safe food and water recommendations to prevent illness and its progression.

Where are Local Medical Facilities?

Provider Contact Information
Allen, Mary
n6fords1@aibn.nb.com
Phone: [+1] (506) 386-8747
Travel Health Clinic Atlantic
438 Coverdale Rd.
Riverview NB  E4M 1S8
Canada
Benard, Fay
fbenard@ecmgroup.ca
Phone: [+1] (403) 216 6120
The ECM Group Travel Clinic
Suite 1020, 101 6th Ave. SW
Calgary AB  T2P 0P8
Canada
Bissonnette, Lucie, MD
http://www.isomed.ca
drlbissonnette@isomed.ca
Phone: [+1] (450) 650-0170
Santé-voyage ISOMED 1205 Ampère Bureau 105 Boucherville QC J4B 7M6 Canada
Cherniwchan, Darin P., M.D.
http://www.the-travel-doctor.com
Phone: [+1] (604) 819-3377
Fraser Valley Travel Clinic Main Office Unit 5 - 45802 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack V2R 5P9 Canada
Dada, Shameer
http://www.starpoint.ca
Phone: [+1] (403) 236-8400
Starpoint Health Corp. 3716 - 61 Avenue SE, #202 Calgary AB T2C 1Z4 Canada
Diener, Tania
http://www.reginahealth.sk.ca
Phone: [+1] (306) 766-7600
International Travel Clinic Public Health Services, Regina Health District 2110 Hamilton Street Regina SK S4P 2E3 Canada
Dr. Donald Haigh
http://www.tbefacts.com/travel-clinics/nova-scotia/index.html
Phone: [+1] (902) 420-4862
LifeMark Travel Health 5991 Spring Garden Rd Suite 440 Canada
Dr. Stephenson, Michael J.
stephmj@fhs.mcmaster.ca
Phone: [+1] (905) 648-7408
Ancaster Travel Clinic 323 Wilson Street East Suite 105 Ancaster ON L9G 4A8 Canada
Fitzsimons, John
http://www.equiptrip.com
Phone: [+1] (905) 775-5327
Travellers Medical Clinic 40 John Street West PO Box 1390 Bradford ON L3Z2B7 Canada
George, Linda
travelclinic@journeyssupercentre.com
Phone: [+1] (204) 982-9489
Journey's Pre-Travel Clinic 102-326 Wardlaw Ave Winnipeg MB R3L 0L6 Canada
Jaeck, Lorna, BSN RN
tsetse07@telus.net
Phone: [+1] (250) 304-1880
Tse Tse Travel and Vaccine Clinic 1237A 3rd Street Castlegar BC V1N 1Z6 Canada
Landry, Michel, M.D.
landrym@videotron.ca
Phone: [+1] (450) 293-3622
Clinique santé-voyage - CLSC La Pommeraie
660 St-Paul
Farnham QC  J2N 3B9
Canada
MacPhee, Juanita, RN
http://www.cdha.nshealth.ca
Phone: [+1] (902) 481-5900
International Travel Clinic 7 Mellor Avenue, Unit 5 Burnside, Dartmouth, NS
Ms. Eleanor MacMillan
Phone: [+1] (902) 629-8846
Foreign Travel Immunization Center 199 Grafton Street Charlottetown PE C1A 1L2 Canada
Shaw, Jackie, R.N.
http://www.saskatoonhealthregion.ca/your_health/ps_itc_about_us.htm
Phone: [+1] (306) 655-4780
International Travel Centre 108-407 Ludlow Street Saskatoon SK S7S 1P3 Canada

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Have there been any disease outbreaks in this country recently?

None reported as of 01/27/2011

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What are some common causes of illness in this country?

diarrhea

campylobacter
E coli
salmonella
shigella

fever

coccidiodes
Lyme
rickettsia
West Nile virus

skin disorders

insect bite
lyme disease
swimmers itch

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