Vaccinations not only protect your health during international travel, but also prevent the spread of preventable diseases upon your return. Get the recommended vaccinations you need from the clinicians at Shots To Go Travel & Immunization Clinic in Calgary. We administer travel vaccines and immunizations to help maintain your health and comfort throughout the duration of your trip.
Our medical staff wants you to be fully aware of the health risks associated with your intended destination. To protect you against sickness, we offer various travel vaccination shots, including tetanus shots, hepatitis A shots, hepatitis B shots, hepatitis C shots, Japanese encephalitis shots, yellow fever shots, and more.
Common concerns include:
Hepatitis A: This common illness is transmitted in a variety of ways, including contaminated food or water. Popular tourist spots where the vaccine is recommended include Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and Thailand. We will provide you with hepatitis A shots that will protect you against this type of illness. These shots are highly effective in providing protection against infection.
Hepatitis B: This is caused by a virus that infects a person’s liver and can cause serious problems to his/her life. At Shots To Go, we will provide you with a series of 3 hepatitis B shots over a period of 6 months. It is important to take the entire series for a long-term protection during your international travel.
Hepatitis C: It is a serious chronic disease, which causes severe liver problems. Unfortunately, there are no hepatitis C shots to protect you against the disease. However, there are vaccines for other hepatitis viruses, including hepatitis A and B. We will always suggest you get these shots to prevent any other forms of complications.
Yellow Fever: This virus is transmitted by infected mosquitos and results in headaches, chills, nausea, and even organ failure in the most extreme cases. Yellow fever vaccines are strongly recommended for anyone intending to visit Africa, and Central or South America. Many countries will require proof of yellow fever shots upon arrival.
Different travel destinations call for different vaccines. Depending on where you travel, yellow fever might be one of the diseases you can contract, as it is endemic in various tropical areas. At Shots To Go, we offer yellow fever vaccines to keep you safe from this illness. These vaccines are given as a single shot and must be administered at least 10 days prior to travel.
Japanese Encephalitis: This virus is found in many East Asian countries that contain mosquito populations. These nations include China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, and others. Fever, headaches, vomiting, and neurological changes affecting movement may indicate possible infection. Normally, 20 to 30 percent of those affected die as a result of JE.
If you’re travelling to a country in eastern Asia, we recommend taking the Japanese encephalitis shots as they are very effective at preventing infection. This travel encephalitis vaccine is approved for travellers of and above 17 years of age.
At Shots To Go, we also recommend tetanus shots before you travel, especially when you are travelling to an area where it is difficult to access healthcare services. Tetanus vaccines can be combined with other travel immunization shots that protect you against diseases such as diphtheria and pertussis.