Travel Vaccines and Why You Need Them
Traveling to a foreign country can be an exciting experience, but it’s important to make sure you’re prepared for the risks. One way to do this is to get travel vaccines, which can protect you against serious illnesses and diseases. Before you travel, it’s a good idea to consult with your local pharmacist that offers vaccinations, such as Kiwi Pharmacy & Wellness in Kelowna. There, you’ll find out which vaccines and medicines you need. They will also be able to give you advice on how to stay healthy while you’re abroad. By taking the time to get the right travel vaccines and medicines, you can help ensure that your trip is safe and enjoyable.
What vaccines will I need to travel abroad?
Travel vaccines are vaccinations that are recommended or required for travel. They can help protect you from diseases that are common in other parts of the world, such as hepatitis A and B, typhoid, cholera, and meningococcal disease. Some travel vaccines are given as a series of shots (such as the hepatitis A and B vaccines), while others are given as a single shot. It's important to start planning for travel vaccines at least 4-6 weeks before your trip, as some vaccines require more than one dose given over a period of time.
We all know how often conditions have changed surrounding available COVID-19 vaccines. The Canadian Government’s Travel Advisories website is a good place to check based on your travel destination(s) and itinerary.
Standard Benefits of Travel Vaccinations
- Avoid getting sick while traveling
- Avoid costly trip interruptions
- Protect yourself and others from disease
Enjoy Your Trip While Vaccinated
- Feel confident and safe as you explore new places.
- Enjoy your vacation knowing you're well protected against illnesses.
Consult Your Pharmacist
Don't let a fear of getting sick ruin your next vacation. Protect yourself with travel vaccinations, and you’ll be able to thoroughly enjoy yourself. For new or booster travel vaccines, call Kiwi Pharmacy and Wellness now to book your appointment at 778-940-1950, or drop by the pharmacy on Clement Ave.
For more information on travel health and immunization, visit Kiwi Pharmacy online.