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March 2024

Navigating the Resurgence of Overseas Travel: Your Health Checklist

Navigating the Resurgence of Overseas Travel: Your Health Checklist

As the global community reopens its doors to international travelers, the excitement to explore uncharted territories and reconnect with favorite destinations is palpable. Here at Lindsay Street Medical Centre, we share your enthusiasm for adventure and the enriching experiences that await across borders. Yet, as healthcare professionals, we also recognize the importance of health preparedness in ensuring your travels are both joyous and safe.

The revival of overseas travel presents an opportune moment to remind our valued patients and community members about the critical steps in travel health preparedness. Ensuring that you are well-informed and protected against the diseases present in new countries is not just a precaution; it’s a necessity.

Before You Go: A Pre-Travel Health Checklist

1. Schedule a Travel Health Consultation: Ideally 4-6 weeks before departure, visit Lindsay Street Medical Centre for a comprehensive travel health consultation. Our experts will provide you with personalized advice based on your destination, duration of stay, and activities planned.

2. Vaccinations: Stay protected against common and destination-specific diseases. We offer a range of vaccinations and will advise you on what’s required or recommended for your travel plans.

3. Travel Insurance: Ensure your travel insurance covers medical expenses abroad. Not all policies provide comprehensive coverage for international travel, and you don’t want unexpected medical bills to be a souvenir.

4. Medication: If you’re currently taking prescribed medication, ensure you have enough to cover the duration of your trip, plus extra in case of delays. Always keep medications in their original packaging to avoid customs issues.

5. Health Alerts and Warnings: Stay updated with the latest health alerts for your destination. Lindsay Street Medical Centre can provide you with the most current information regarding health risks and preventive measures.

6. Prepare a Travel Health Kit: Include first-aid supplies, over-the-counter medications for common ailments like diarrhea and headaches, hand sanitizer, insect repellent, and any prescribed medications.

Why It Matters

Traveling exposes you to different environments and health risks that may not be prevalent in your home country. From food and water safety concerns to tropical diseases and altitude sickness, being prepared allows you to handle potential health issues promptly and effectively.

We’re Here to Help

At Lindsay Street Medical Centre, we believe in empowering our patients through education and preventive care. Our travel health services are designed to provide you with peace of mind, so you can focus on creating memorable experiences during your travels.

Ready to embark on your next adventure? Contact us today to schedule your pre-travel consultation and ensure that your health travels with you. Happy and safe travels from all of us at Lindsay Street Medical Centre!

Stay protected in 2024: Your guide to COVID-19 vaccination

Ensure your ongoing protection against COVID-19 by understanding the latest vaccination guidelines for 2024.

As with all vaccinations, people are encouraged to discuss the vaccine options available to them with their health practitioner.

75 years and older
Recommended every 6 months.

65-74 years
Recommended every 12 months. Can consider every 6 months.

18-64 years
With severe immunocompromise: Recommended every 12 months. Can consider every 6 months.
Without severe immunocompromise: Consider every 12 months.

5-17 years
With severe immunocompromise: Consider every 12 months.
Without severe immunocompromise: Not recommended.

Under 5 years
Not recommended.