Understanding Rabies Vaccinations: Pre-Exposure Vs. Post-Exposure

Rabies is a deadly virus that affects the central nervous system, leading to a wide range of symptoms, ultimately resulting in death if not treated promptly. The virus is primarily transmitted through the bites of infected animals. Fortunately, rabies is preventable through vaccination, and understanding the difference between pre-exposure and post-exposure rabies vaccinations is crucial … Read more

Where to Get the Yellow Fever Vaccine in Toronto: A Comprehensive Guide

Yellow fever, a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes in certain parts of Africa and South America, poses a significant risk to travelers visiting these regions. To safeguard your health and meet international travel requirements, obtaining a yellow fever vaccine is essential for those planning to visit these endemic areas. In Toronto, the process of finding … Read more

Your Trusted Travel Clinic Near You – Exploring Our Four Convenient Locations in The Greater Toronto Area

At our travel clinics across the Greater Toronto Area, we prioritize your well-being, offering comprehensive travel health services. With four strategically located clinics, including Etobicoke, Downtown Toronto, Midtown Toronto, and North York, we are committed to providing accessible and expert care to meet all your travel health needs. Etobicoke Travel Clinic Visit our Etobicoke Travel … Read more

North York Travel Clinic’s Extended Hours

The North York Travel Clinic is expanding its horizons by extending its operating hours to better cater to the schedules of our vibrant community in North York, Scarborough and Toronto. Now, we’re at your service from Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 6 PM – because your travel health is our priority! In our mission … Read more

RSV Vaccine Approved by Health Canada for Patients Over 60

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common and potentially serious respiratory infection that affects people of all ages, especially infants and older adults. While infants have long been the focus of RSV prevention efforts, older adults have often been overlooked. However, a new RSV vaccine called Arexvy, developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), is changing the landscape … Read more

How Does The Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) Work?

The Mantoux tuberculin skin test (TST) is commonly used by healthcare professionals to detect tuberculosis (TB) infection and is the test we perform at Summit Health. In this post, we will delve into how the Mantoux TST works at Summit Health, including the process of an initial appointment and the subsequent follow-up reading appointment. What … Read more

How do international certificates of vaccination for yellow fever work?

Yellow fever is a serious viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes that is endemic in tropical regions of Africa and South America. To prevent the spread of the disease, many countries require proof of yellow fever vaccination for travelers entering their borders. The international community has implemented a system to manage yellow fever vaccination status and … Read more