Students discounts

Are you currently wrapping up your spring semester and gearing up for a trip abroad? Make sure you visit a travel health clinic 4-6 weeks before you leave to get all the necessary vaccine and prescription medication before your departure! The Greater Montreal Travel Clinic is now offering a student discount for travel consultations. Call … Read more

Major Canada-wide Shortage Yellow Fever Vaccine

There is currently an ongoing, Canada-wide shortage in the supply of the only available vaccine against Yellow Fever (YF-VAX).  The supplier of the vaccine has informed us that the shortage will be in effect until at least the end of December 2018. The Greater Montreal Travel Clinic, like all Yellow Fever Vaccination Centers designated by the … Read more

Jet lag

HOW TO DEAL WITH JET LAG ? You wake up in the middle of the night to have breakfast ? You rush to prepare yourself until you realize it is only 4 AM ? You may be victim of jet lag ! After hours spent flying and several time zones crossed, it is normal to … Read more

Malaria

MALARIA : RISK AND PREVENTION WHILE TRAVELING Malaria is a fatal disease caused by a parasite, which is transmitted to human through the bite of a contaminated mosquito. On average, one person dies of malaria every 15 seconds in the world. Although the disease mostly affects Africa, it may be present in every tropical country … Read more

Thrombosis – Economic Class Syndrome

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ECONOMIC CLASS SYNDROME Despite what you could think, Economic Class Syndrome is a serious issue, which can affect any people standing still for hours during a long-haul flight. Because of immobility, the blood tends to stagnate in the legs and looses its fluidity. This situation can lead to the … Read more

Asthma and travel

HOW TO ENJOY UNFORGETTABLE HOLIDAYS WHEN SUFFERING FROM ASTHMA ? Asthmatic people must be careful when traveling, especially if they go to a distant destination totally different from their home country. Indeed, the radical environment and lifestyle changes could quickly lead to asthma crises, as well as all the stressful situations they may experience. However, … Read more

Pregnancy and travel

TRAVELING WHILE BEING PREGNANT Pregnant women must be careful when it comes to traveling. This may be strongly discouraged for them, especially if the destination is distant or affected by infectious diseases. This is especially important for the women experiencing a high-risk pregnancy (if they expect twins for example). The pregnant women who can not … Read more

Cardiovascular disorders and travel

TRAVELING SAFELY WITH CARDIOVASCULAR PROBLEMS A cardiovascular disease, if it is stable and under control, is not a contraindication to travel and shouldn’t stop the victim to enjoy pleasant holidays. However, some precautions must be taken, before the departure and while traveling. CHOOSING THE RIGHT DESTINATION Victims of cardiovascular troubles must choose a destination adapted … Read more

Jet lag and sleep

HOW TO STOP JET LAG FROM RUINING YOUR HOLIDAYS ? When traveling, it is important to take jet lag into account, as it can have serious effects on your biological clock. It may even ruin a part of your holidays… Be aware that your organism will need several days to adjust to the new time … Read more