NON TRAVEL VACCINATIONS

VACCINES AREN’T JUST FOR VACATIONERS

Every year hundreds of thousands of Canadians contract vaccine-preventable infectious diseases

HPV, shingles and pneumonia are just some of the serious non travel illnesses we can protect you against

We also provide routine vaccinations for diseases like chicken pox, mumps, measles and rubella

Every TMVC location stocks the vaccines you may need on site

 

NON TRAVEL VACCINES

HPV ( Gardasil )

WHAT IS IT ?
A virus that can cause warts and cervical, oral and anal cancer

There are multiple sub-types

HOW DO I GET IT?
Direct contact with other people and indirectly from items that have been handled by carriers

WHAT HAPPENS?
It can cause an outbreak of genital warts and longer term can cause some cancers

WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?
Vaccination is the most effective way of preventing the transmission of HPV

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Influenza

WHAT IS IT?
A virus that infects the respiratory system

HOW DO I GET IT?
Through droplets spread by people that are infected

WHAT HAPPENS?
Symptoms vary but at its worse it can be fatal

This is especially true for younger children and the elderly, or people with other medical problems

WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?
There is no effective drug treatment

Vaccination is the best prevention

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Meningitis ACYW (Menactra)

WHAT IS IT ?
A bacteria that infects the brain

HOW DO I GET IT?
From being around other people that carry the disease

WHAT HAPPENS?
It is fatal almost 100% of the time

WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?
Antibiotics can be tried but there is a high failure rate

The disease can progress so quickly it is often too late

Vaccination is the only effective prevention

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Chickenpox (Varicella)

WHAT IS IT ?
Varicella is a virus that causes the disease chicken pox It never leaves the body and can re-activate to cause shingles

HOW DO I GET IT?
From other people that have it

WHAT HAPPENS?
It causes fever, malaise and a blistering rash The disease can cause neurological complications like encephalitis (an inflammation of a part of the brain) resulting in stroke-like symptoms

WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?
In the event of an infection, drug therapy can be taken to limit the disease Immunization is the only prevention

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Pneumonia (Pneumovax / Pneumo23)

WHAT IS IT ?
A lung infection caused by a variety of bacteria

HOW DO I GET IT?
By inhaling airborne droplets typically spread by people who carry the bacteria or have the disease

WHAT HAPPENS?
The disease usually lasts weeks

Severity can vary and complications include lung abscess and fatality despite treatment

WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?
Vaccination in susceptible individuals is highly effective at preventing common causes of the disease

There are 2 shots available, each protects against multiple types of bacteria

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Pneumonia (Prevnar13)

WHAT IS IT ?
A lung infection caused by a variety of bacteria

HOW DO I GET IT?
By inhaling airborne droplets typically spread by people who carry the bacteria or have the disease

WHAT HAPPENS?
The disease usually lasts weeks

Severity can vary and complications include lung abscess and fatality despite treatment

WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?
Vaccination in susceptible individuals is highly effective at preventing common causes of the disease

There are 2 shots available, each protects against multiple types of bacteria

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Shingles (Shingrix)

WHAT IS IT ?
A viral infection caused but the “Varicella” virus

HOW DO I GET IT?

The Varicella virus causes chickenpox when you first catch it

But it stays in the body for years and can reactivate to cause shingles

You can’t get shingles if you haven’t had chicken pox

WHAT HAPPENS?

A painful blistering rash usually on one side of the body that can cause months of pain

If it affects the ear or eye it can be even more serious

What can I do about it?

WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?
Drugs like Valtrex can be used to limit the disease if taken quickly after the rash appears but the only effective prevention is the shingles vaccine

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Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis/Whooping Cough (TdaP)

WHAT IS IT ?
Tetanus is a toxin produced by a bacteria that lives in soil

Diphtheria is caused by a bacteria that infects the respiratory system

Pertussis is a type of bacteria that causes whooping cough

HOW DO I GET THESE DISEASES?
Tetanus: From cuts that get dirt in them. Eg: falling off a motorbike and getting ‘road rash’

Diphtheria: From being around other people who carry the disease

Pertussis: Droplets spread from people that have the disease

WHAT HAPPENS? 
Tetanus: Can cause severe muscle spasms and admission to intensive care is often required

Symptoms can last for weeks

Without proper care it can be fatal

Diphtheria: Can be treated with antitoxin and antibiotics

Untreated it can be fatal

Pertussis: Fever, malaise and a barking cough which can last weeks

WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?
Vaccination is an effective prevention for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis

A booster should be given every 10 years

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SHINGLES

1 in 3 Canadians over the age of 50 will suffer from shingles. The new Shingrix vaccine is an extremely effective defence. We are BC’s #1 provider of Shingrix

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GOOD TO KNOW
ADACEL IS YOUR ONLY PROTECTION AGAINST WHOOPING COUGH

HPV

70% of people who are sexually active will be infected with at least one type of HPV at some time in their lives. Gardisil 9 protects against 9 types of HPV

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"The Burnaby location has very nice staff that makes your less than fun stay much better (who likes being stuck by one or more needles). They give vaccinations for basically anything that you could need wile out travelling the world. "
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