Providing Quality Travel Medicine since 1997.

Opening Hours : By Appointment Only
  Contact : 705.727.1116

All posts by huroniatravelclinic

Routine Immunizations

You have booked your air plane ticket and car rental, bought your travel health insurance but have you checked if your routine immunizations are up to date? Travel is a great time to review your immunizations such as tetanus and measles. While here in Ontario we have high immunization coverage rates for disease like measles, many countries do not allow travel to such places when you are not protected with vaccines and can lead to what is called imported cases. Since 2015 there have been 196 cases of measles: most cases were in not up to date with measles vaccine and most were related to travel. Be safe! Book an appointment today to review your immunizations such as tetanus and measles.

-Laurie

Huronia Travel Clinic

Read More

Tropical Medicine + Travel Health Advice

Thinking of going on a cruise? What a fun and relaxing (or maybe not so relaxing depending on how many excursions you book) way to spend 1, 2 or more weeks. Cruise travel is very safe but there are some health issues to consider. Health Canada and the Committee to Advise tropcial Medicine and Travel (CATMAT) has written an entire statement on cruise travel and guidelines for travel health professionals to advise travellers who are planning a cruise. Our goal is to help you enjoy your cruise adventure.

Book an appoinment with us to find out more about what you can do to have a safe and healthy trip!

 

-Laurie

Huronia Travel Clinic

Read More

Long + Winding Road

The long and winding road…as the Beatles’ song says, some of our travellers have very long, complex and varied itineraries but we love this kind of challenge at the Huronia Travel Clinic in Barrie. We often see folks who are travelling for several months and are not quite sure of their exact destinations or length of time they plan to spend is each place. No worries! We can help sort out what you might need and be respectful of your budget. Make an appointment today for a consultation for your trip.

-Laurie

Huronia Travel Clinic

Read More

Yellow Fever in Brazil + Angola

SARS  (now more than a decade ago) taught us how an illness on the other side of the world can affect us. Well we are once again experiencing the impact of a disease Yellow Fever in Brazil and Angola; because of the outbreaks of Yellow Fever in these countries, the World Health organization has directed large quantifies of Yellow Fever vaccine to the health authorities in those countries  to help deal with the outbreak. Travel clinics in other parts of the world are being severely limited in their supply of vaccine. Health Canada is working on advising us of temporary solutions to assist our travellers when travelling to countries where Yellow Fever is a concern.

-Laurie

Huronia Travel Clinic

Read More

Travel Clinic Fun!

Working in the Huronia Travel Clinic here in Barrie is so much fun! We get to meet the most interesting folks. Whether it’s large groups needing their consultations and vaccinations, or indivual families or couples traveling abroad. Today I saw a retired couple who are driving the Pan American highway all the way from Alaska to the tip of South America. How cool is that?

We had some very interesting discussions about what vaccines they might need including Yellow Fever (which fortunately they already had and Malaria, they are in and out of Malaria areas and of course all of the other mosquito born illnesses (Dengue, Zika etc.) that are endemic in many of the countries they are driving through. A very exciting trip!

 

– Laurie

Huronia Travel Clinic

Read More

Youth + Travel

One of the great aspects of working in travel medicine is working with youth. We have a number of youth visit our clinic regularly. Most recently we had a group from a local high school in preparation for their trip to India. It is really inspirational to see how excited and involved these young students are about their upcoming  adventure.

Benefits of travel for youth

  1. Builds Confidence
  2. Allows them to step out of their comfort zone
  3. Provides sensitivity to other Cultures
  4. Education in different languages
  5. Socialization with different types of people
As you can see the benefits are very impactful and can provide tools for youth that will last a lifetime.

Advice

Be sure to visit our clinic for a consultation prior to any trip or travel.

Book a consultation with us in time for your next trip. Book an Appointment.

 

Happy Traveling!

-The HTC Team

Read More

Why you should Travel in the Winter

While we would say it is ALWAYS a great time to travel. Many prefer to travel during the Winter. Winter is always a busy time for travellers. Here are just a few reasons why.

DEALS

Often traveling during the off-season, hotels, airlines and resorts will offer discounted rates. Be on the look-out for great deals during non-peak travel times!

WEATHER

Ever heard of SADS (seasonal affective disorder)? Many people suffer from this during the winter. It’s dark, cold and lacking sun. For this reason folks want to get away from snow and head to the beach!

Don’t let the cold weather discourage your desire to travel either, but rather, embrace it and look at it as a chance to see places in a different light. The world is full of opportunities for exploration. Maybe it isn’t exactly hot and sunny everywhere right now, but hey, cold weather traveling is actually really wonderful. With boundless activities for both winter enthusiasts and warm weather lovers alike, there is something out there for every traveler!

ADVENTURE

Spring, summer, autumn, winter. No matter the season, it’s always a good time to go out and see the world! Plan your next adventure!

ADVICE

Remember to pack lots of  sunscreen and insect repellant with DEET. Public Health Agency of Canada website Public Health Agency of Canada has the latest on mosquito borne diseases like ZIKA. check it out.

Book a consultation with us in time for your next trip. Book an Appointment.

Happy Traveling!

-The HTC Team

Read More

New Brand Launch

Welcome! Thank you for visiting our new website! We are proud to launch our fresh, new look with our modern, convenient online booking feature. Our clients are important to us and making our appointment booking process easier and faster is our number one priority. We know it’s tough to plan ahead in our busy lives. So now you’re able to book with us at your own convenience.

Should you have any difficulties please call us at 705.727.1116 or email us at info@huroniatravelclinic.com. Please note we do not accept appointment requests through email. You must use our online booking or book by phone. Thank you for your co-operation and happy travelling!

We hope to see you soon!

-HTC team

Read More