Prepared Traveller | Travel Clinic

Located inside

SHOPPERS DRUG MART NORTH HILL CENTRE

1790 1632 14th Ave NW

Calgary, Alberta T2N 1M7 Canada

Open 7 days a week

403-289-6761 or 403-282-3225

asdm355@shoppersdrugmart.ca

© 2016 Adrian D. Azim Pharm Inc.

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November 27, 2017

According to the World Health Organization, in 2015 there an estimated 214 million malaria infections reported and 438,000 deaths worldwide. Although these numbers have been decreasing, infections in travelers have been increasing, and these statistics do not include t...

November 19, 2017

Alarming pockets of diphtheria outbreaks have been occurring worldwide recently.

Diphtheria is a bacterial infection, caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae. It is transmitted person to person, via respiratory droplets and close physical contact. After exposure, you can...

November 7, 2017

The Ontario government released news today regarding a series of initiatives aimed at providing better care for seniors.

Included amongst them is coverage of the high-dose flu vaccine for this age group, Fluzone HD, starting in the 2018-2019 flu season. There is a signi...

October 25, 2017

Fluzone HD is a specially formulated flu vaccine that has been shown to be 24.2% more effective in preventing the flu when compared to the regular vaccine in the 65+ age group.  This flu season, the Manitoba government is offering this vaccine for residents of personal...

June 9, 2017

 Preparedtraveller.ca achieved a notable milestone yesterday - over 50 five-star google reviews!  Thank you to everyone who has supported me in this journey to offer a travel clinic in a pharmacy!

November 13, 2016

The 65+ age group comprises 15% of Canadians, but 70% of all flu-related hospitalizations, and 90% of flu-related deaths.  This population is also significantly more likely to develop secondary infections, such as pneumonia.

Fluzone HD (high dose) is a flu vaccine that...

September 19, 2016

To protect oneself from pickpocketing while travelling, one must TLC - Think Like a Criminal.  An appealing target for a thief looks like they cannot react quickly or do anything to stop the theft.  They are looking for tourists that have:

  • both hands tied...

July 26, 2016

Packing light enough not to be charged for extra and that you will be able to port around is an art.  Squeezing in a travel health kit may be the last thing on one's mind.  However, in other parts of the world medications may have different names, or may even be counte...

June 28, 2016

Norovirus infection is characterized by abdominal cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea that lasts 1-3 days.  It may also increase the risk of developing irritable bowel syndrome, and cause chronic diarrhea in immunocompromised or elderly individuals.  It is spread by three d...