Are you thinking of taking some vacation time and travelling this summer? While travelling is fun way to make new memories with the family, it can also put your health and wallet at risk if you haven’t taken the necessary precautions to ensure your trip is as safe as possible. Here are 4 health precautions to take prior to leaving on your trip!
1) Book a health assessment:
Getting a health assessment before you embark on your journey could save you a substantial amount of money. If you don’t have international travel health insurance coverage, health care emergencies while travelling could set you back thousands. Travelling should be a time to relax – not a time for worrying about expensive medical bills. Click here to book a pre-travel health assessment with La Vie Executive Health Care Centre today!
2) Research your destination:
Learn as much as you can about your destination before travelling so you are aware of the health risks involved. Read up on the local languages and customs to ensure you are a safe and informed traveller. Also, it’s a great idea to read the local news to monitor the destination’s current security situation, especially if there are any public health outbreaks to avoid.
3) Know your vaccines:
For some travel destinations, there are certain vaccines that are in your best interest to get before you leave. During your travels, you may be exposed to a number of different diseases depending on what countries you are visiting. For example, various southern destinations require Hepatitis A and B travel vaccines before you leave. Protect yourself and your community by getting the proper vaccines 4-6 weeks before your trip.
At La Vie Executive Health Centre, our travel clinic provides patient health education with respect to specific destinations. Contact La Vie Executive Health Clinic in Ottawa for a travel consultation here.
4) Look into travel health insurance – just in case
When travelling, it’s best practice to expect the unexpected. Your health is important and being protected abroad, as well as having your peace of mind, will make your trip that much more enjoyable. Do some research about potential travel health insurance and see what’s right for you and your loved ones.
At La Vie Executive Health, our travel clinic provides patients with a pre-departure assessment and consultation to mitigate the potential health hazards inherent to travel and to administer the necessary travel vaccines. Come in and see us today!
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