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Important Travel Tips
If you are leaving unexpectedly on your trip because you got a last-minute booking (deal) and want to learn about what precautions you need to take for your trip, please consult the website links below.
- Public Health Agency of Canada: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling
- Centre for Disease Control & Prevention (USA): https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/
- International Association for Medical Assistance for Travellers (IAMAT): https://www.iamat.org/
The above websites provide advice about precautions you can take to protect yourself and loved ones despite being immunized against certain diseases.
Note: Most CAF members are/should be up to date with all their COVID-19, polio, measles, mumps, rubella (German measles), tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, chickenpox, Hepatitis A & B vaccines. Immunization records should be verified on an annual basis by a Community Health Nurse.
Certain vaccines are administered in series over a period of weeks/months and only take effect 10-14 days following the vaccination. It is important to make an appointment as soon as you know you are traveling. Ideally, you should make your appointment 6 to 8 weeks in advance but this may not be possible if you are unexpectedly deployed. Some regions in the world warrant travelers to take malaria pills in addition to taking insect bite precautions. Book an appointment by calling Tel. 833-2500 ext. 5777 or 5595
Each traveler is unique. Pre-travel recommendations are based on factors such as:
√ your destination (s)
√ your current health status
√ time before your departure & duration of your trip
√ your itinerary & purpose of your trip
√ sanitary conditions of your destination (s)
√ risks to your health other than vaccine-preventable diseases e.g. malaria, altitude sickness, travelers ‘diarrhea