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TRAVEL CLINC

Get the appropriate Travel Vaccines at TMC Travel Clinic in Tecumseh.

WE ARE A DESIGNATED YELLOW FEVER CENTRE

When you plan your next vacation, TMC Travel Clinic encourages you to seek pre-travel advice.

At our travel clinic, we provide the most up-to-date travel information, prescriptions and immunizations to ensure your safe travels. YOU MUST BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AHEAD OF TIME.

The know before you go

TRAVEL HEALTH CONSULTATIONS FOR TRAVEL VACCINES

As a travel clinic, our primary mission is to evaluate your travel risks in terms of your health. We use a variety of reputable sources to determine what your travel health risks are. With this information provided to travelers is based on many risk factors such as: Destination, Accommodations, Duration of Travel, Time of Year Travelling, Style and Purpose of Travel, Traveller's age and health status, Allergies and immunization status, Current medications, Social behaviours.

From the dangers of sunburn at high altitude and parasitic infections; to vaccine preventable diseases and foods to avoid; our Travel Medicine Specialists will give you all the tools you need to be informed and protected on your international trip. During your assessment we will provide information such as: Food and water safety, insect precautions, malaria prevention, sun safety, travelling during pregnancy, travelling with children, altitude sickness, motion sickness.

DO I NEED TO BE VACINATED?

Some vaccinations are classified as routine because they are recommended for everyone or for large portions of the population. In many cases, individuals will be vaccinated when they are young, but may require boosters as time passes. Research has also suggests some individuals who may be exposed to a disease, such as parents who may be exposed to childhood infection, should consider receiving a booster to help ensure further immunity.

The following vaccinations are recommended for all individuals of any age and generally require just one series of injections: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chickenpox, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A & B

WHAT IS YELLOW FEVER?

  • One of the most common questions surrounding this disease is, is yellow fever a virus and what causes yellow fever? Yes, yellow fever is a virus that is transmitted by infected mosquitoes. You contract the virus when bitten and it can take three to six days for it to show symptoms.

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  • Yellow fever is a virus that many individuals know little about because its rarity in the Western world. Almost all cases in Canada, the United States and other developed nations can be attributed to travellers that were not vaccinated against the disease and were infected.

  • The majority of those infected with yellow fever will show no symptoms or only experience minor illness. However, symptoms can include fever, chills, severe headache, nausea, and in severe cases jaundice, bleeding or even organ failure.

  • How long does it take to contract yellow fever? It can potentially happen as soon as you arrive at your destination if you are not vaccinated. Unlike other diseases that require contact with others, all yellow fever needs is a mosquito to infect you.

  • There is no specific treatment for yellow fever, only supportive or preventive care, like vaccination.

DO I NEED A YELLOW FEVER VACCINE?

  • The majority of Canadian travelers do not visit countries where a yellow fever vaccine is required or recommended. However, it is highly recommended or even required for many countries in Africa and the Americas, especially Central and South America.