Travelers, it’s time to check your Vaccine Requirements!
June 21, 2023
Wondering what vaccines and medications you need for international travel? If you’ve got a clue but aren’t quite sure, come see the team at Well and Truly RX. Traveling abroad can be especially tricky given the number of diseases, pathogens, and virus variants present throughout the world. To make sure you’re prepared, you’ll have to pack a few extras besides your passport and toothbrush! From travel medications to vaccinations, our travel consultations will ease the burden and get you fully prepared for your vacation.
Getting immunized helps to build antibodies to fight germs and goes a long way in mitigating the risk of disease. Depending on your travel destination, you may need additional protection against pathogens you haven’t been previously exposed to. Fortunately, some of these disease risks may be vaccine preventable and with proper planning, can be taken care of well in advance of your travel.
Which vaccines should I take?
To be best prepped for your journey, the Well and Truly RX team recommends that you visit our pharmacy six weeks prior to your departure. During your assessment, our knowledgeable and friendly staff will discuss health risks associated with the region you’re traveling to, walk you through your immunization history, and recommend what you may need to meet the entry requirements of your destination. They’ll also guide you on which travel medication may come in handy.
What should I ask my pharmacist?
When meeting with us, it’s wise to cover all bases pertaining to your travel. To help you remember what you may need to ask us, we’ve created a printable list of questions to take with you at your pharmacy consultation.
I’d like to book my consultation
If you’re ready with your medical information and list of questions, book your travel consultation appointment. We can meet in person at our pharmacy or virtually, so you get to stay in the comfort of your home. Schedule your pre-travel vaccination consultation here.
Good to know
As we Truly want you to always be Well, here’s a list of recommended vaccines for adults. It’s advised to consider updating them to prolong protection, not only for you but for your loved ones around you.
Conveniently located in Edmonton, our Well and Truly team looks forward to serving you. For more info, call us at 587.689.5545 or drop by the pharmacy at #101, 13025 St. Albert Trail, Edmonton AB, T5L 4H5.
Sources: travel.gc.ca, myhealth.alberta.ca, twinrix.ca, Canada.ca, cdc.gov, prevnar20.com
Disclaimer: The content on this website is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician with any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment, and before undertaking a new health-care regimen.