VACCINES & SERVICES
- Have you obtained health information to travel in tropical or developing countries , University,Cruise,or Dream Vacation?
- Have you received all required or recommended travel vaccines?
- Have you inquired about protection against malaria?
- Are you aware of how you protect yourself against food and water-borne diseases?
- Are you equipped to handle medical emergencies or injuries while travelling?
- Are you equipped to take care of routine infections?
The International Travel Health & Vaccine™ is your complete one-stop travel clinic for all your international medical health needs.
1. Travel Vaccines
The clinics offer a complete range of vaccinations which are required or recommended for international travel including:
- Hepatitis A
- Yellow Fever
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis A/B (Twinrix™)
- Travellers Diarrhea/Cholera (Shanchol™)
- Meningococcal Meningitis (quadrivalent )
- Japanese B Encephalitis
- Influenza (Flu)
- Pneumococcal – 13 (Prevnar™)
- Pneumococcal – 23 (Pneumovax™)
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- Adacel™ (diphtheria, tetanus & acellular pertussis).
2. Travel Clinic Services
Every client who visits our clinic receives a personalized travel risk assessment consultation with our team of experienced physicians and nurses. Included in the consultation process is:
- Individual risk assessment to determine the traveller’s health risks based on travel itinerary.
- Evaluation of any underlying health problems (e.g. pregnancy, chronic illness, immunodeficiency).
- Location of travel (rural or urban).
- Anticipated travel activities (e.g. animal contact, fresh water exposure, sexual contact).
- Duration of travel (short or long-term).
- Age (child, adult or elderly).
- Current immunization status.
- Status of infectious diseases and other health risks at destinations during the proposed time of travel.
- Risk-reduction strategies, including recommended vaccines and behaviour modification to maintain health.
- Strategies for the management of illness while travelling.
- Provision of routine, recommended and required vaccines.
- Malaria prophylaxis advice & prescriptions as well as prescriptions for other medications such as traveller’s diarrhea and altitude sickness.
3. Workplace Flu Program
Are you looking for a professional on-site flu vaccination program that is cost-effective and customized to your organization’s needs?
For more than 5 years, ITHVC™has been a trusted provider of comprehensive on-site vaccination programs. We are BC’s largest provider of workplace vaccinations, with 18 branches across the province. Each fall, our team of experienced health care professionals provides flu clinics for hundreds of BC companies, vaccinating over 20,000 employees.
Preventing Flu in the Workplace
Annual flu vaccinations are the single best way to prevent flu.Our vaccination clinics can significantly cut the costs associated with the flu. Flu vaccinations are very effective and a workplace flu clinic can offer significant return on your investment, keeping your employees and your bottom line healthy. Research has shown that employer-sponsored flu programs are most effective when they are held early in the flu season. With a virus that spreads rapidly through the workplace, and flu season running from October to May, up to 20% of your employees may get the flu. You know what this can mean—lost time, lost productivity, and increased costs for sick leave, overtime, and replacement staff. And employees returning to work after a bout of the flu can still be fatigued for several weeks
ITHVC™ Can Help
Make it easy for your employees to stay healthy and productive this winter, and make it easy for yourself. Take advantage of our workplace vaccination program. TMVC will set up your vaccination clinic on your premises at a convenient time for you and your employees. Our online booking system will ensure efficient scheduling and minimal interruptions to your employees’ workdays.
We would be happy to provide you with a quote based on the number of employees in your organization. We also offer routine tetanus/diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccinations for those who have not been vaccinated in the past 10 years.
4. Yellow Fever Vaccine
5. University Students going Abroad
Three doses are required for all students or a blood test showing immunity. All students will be required to have all three doses of the hepatitis B vaccine by their second semester. The third dose should be at least 4 to 6 months after second dose.
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
Two doses of MMR are required. Dose one of MMR must be administered after the first birthday, and the second given a minimum of four weeks after the first dose or a blood test within the last year showing immunity is also acceptable.
Students whose last Td (Tetanus‐ Diphtheria) immunization was more than five years ago must receive a booster with Tdap (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine).
Meningococcal vaccine (covering serogroups A,C,Y and W‐135) is required for all incoming undergraduate and graduate students living in campus housing . We provide Menactra. If the initial dose was administered before the 16th birthday, a booster dose should be administered before enrollment. The booster dose can be administered any time after the 16th birthday. The minimum interval between doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine is 8 weeks.
A PPD or Quantiferon Gold test is required for higher risk students (definition follows). A new or past positive test must have a chest x‐ray within the last year.
6. Recommended Immunizations
These vaccines are recommended for certain people as listed below. All of these vaccines are available at Student Health Services. Please see page one for the required immunizations list. In addition, many of our students travel as part of their studies. Please provide a copy of all Travel Immunizations.
Persons who travel or work anywhere except the U.S., Western Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and Japan. Persons with chronic liver disease, including persons with hepatitis B and C; illegal drug users; men who have sex with men; people with clotting‐factor disorders; persons who work with hepatitis A virus in experimental lab settings (not routine medical laboratories); and food handlers when health authorities or private employers determine vaccination to be cost effective. This vaccine is also recommended for anyone wishing to obtain immunity to hepatitis A.
Anyone 2 through 64 years of age who has a disease or condition that lowers the body’s resistance to infection, such as: Hodgkin’s disease, lymphoma or leukemia, kidney failure, multiple myeloma, nephritic syndrome, HIV infection or AIDS, damaged spleen or no spleen, organ transplant, long term steroids, certain cancer drugs, radiation therapy, smokers and asthmatics.
Varicella (Chicken Pox)
Two doses of chicken pox vaccine are recommended at least one month apart or Positive immune titer verifying immunity or History of disease with an approximate date.
We have facilities for all above mentioned vaccinations and PPD/Mantoux Testing. If you have your old vaccination record , we will update the record and provide only required vaccines.
Please email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or appointment.