Heading Home Healthy is a program supported by Global TravEpiNet, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Their goal is to help travelers stay healthy when they are returning home to visit friends and relatives. We also are working with travel agents and clinicians to help them prepare international travelers to stay healthy.
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If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, avoid travelling to zika-affected countries or area.
If you are traveling outside of Canada we recommend a travel consult at least 4 to 6 weeks before your departure.
Our travel consultant will review your itinerary and recommend vaccines specific to your destination. Advice on malaria, altitude sickness and travelers diarrhea will be reviewed. You will be given information on food and water safety, malaria prevention, altitude sickness (if applicable). Vaccines can be given the same day as the travel consult.
Remember to bring any previous vaccine records (Call 403-214-3641 for Alberta Health Services), the names of any medications you are currently taking and a copy of the pre travel questionnaire. Travel consults are not covered by Alberta Health Services.
If you traveling last minute you can still be vaccinated. Appointments are approximately 40 minutes.