Travel advice

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Are you planning a trip abroad? Do you need advice or vaccines? Take a few minutes to make sure you’ve taken all the necessary precautions.

  • Is your destination country the subject of a travel health notice, or is there a health risk involved in you travelling there?
  • Are there any vaccines you need to make sure you’re fully protected?

 

The travel health clinic of the CISSS de la Montérégie‑Centre

The travel health clinic offers vaccination services and practical advice to help you prepare for your trip. Depending on your destination, the length of your trip, your travel conditions, and your medical issues, the nurses and doctors at the clinic will discuss the risks with you.

The services of the travel health clinic are available to all residents of Québec, regardless of where they live.

 Where can I get vaccinated?

In addition to the travel health clinic at the CISSS de la Montérégie-Centre, other clinics and pharmacies in the region offer travel vaccination services. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist, or call Info-Santé 811 for more information. Note that there is a charge for most vaccines. You can also consult the Public Health Agency of Canada’s directory of Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres.

 Useful information for travellers

Visit the Government of Canada’s travel.gc.ca/ website. 

Planning a trip back to your home country? Beware of serious illnesses!

Take care of your health

Travellers returning to their home countries to visit family or friends are exposed to the same risks as the local population. Because your natural immunity to a number of serious illnesses (including malaria) doesn’t last a lifetime, you are no longer protected when you return home. There are many tropical diseases in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Your risk of developing a serious illness while visiting your family in these places is very real.

Take care of your children’s health

Children run a greater risk of developing complications, which is why they need extra vaccines when they travel. Several tropical diseases are more frequent and more serious in children. In Québec, nearly 1 in 5 cases of malaria and half of all cases of typhoid occur in children who have visited their parents’ home country.

Do not buy medications abroad

Nearly two-thirds of medications purchased in developing countries are counterfeit or ineffective. Make sure to bring your medications with you when you travel.

 

 

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