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Specific Country Guidelines While Traveling Abroad : Canada

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By Editorial Team , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Jan 31, 2013
Specific Country Guidelines While Traveling Abroad : Canada

Emergency no.: 911

 

A few rural areas still lack 911 services, however in such cases, 311 is the substitute emergency number.  Also 112 is the emergency number that can be used by GSM mobile phone users.

 

MEDICAL INSURANCE

 

We at Jagran, strongly urge you to seek advice before traveling anywhere abroad. Various available medical insurance companies can help you with various precautions which include confirming to their policy for overseas and covering emergency expenses such as a medical evacuation and much more.

 

You may want to consider purchasing a short-term policy for your trip, in case your medical insurance policy does not provide you with overseas coverage.

 

Before Visiting Canada

 

For vaccine-preventable diseases and other related diseases you might be at risk for, you should make sure you get the under mentioned vaccinations and medications before visiting Canada: (Note: Medical facilities are often case specific and depends on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. Your consulted doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, accordingly.)

 

Adults and children should get different vaccinations and can be checked duly below the link.

 

Diseases such as for influenza, chickenpox (or varicella), polio, measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), and diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) come under the routine vaccines category are given at different stages of life; please refer to the childhood and adolescent immunization schedule and routine adult immunization schedule.

 

The government requires travelers arriving from countries where yellow fever (although yellow fever is not a disease risk in Canada) is present to present proof of yellow fever vaccination. This requirement must be taken into consideration, if you will be traveling to one of these countries where yellow fever is present before arriving in Canada.

 

NOTE: Be in no doubt as far as your routine vaccinations are concerned, they should be updated well in advanced.

 

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

 

Often best available risk information is what determines the recommendations of vaccines. It is to be duly noted that the level of risk for vaccine-preventable diseases can change at any time.

 

Vaccination or Disease
Recommendations or Requirements for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Routine
If you are not up-to-date with Routine shots such as, measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) vaccine, poliovirus vaccine, etc is highly recommended.
Hepatitis B
For all unvaccinated people who are exposed to blood or body fluids or exposed through medical treatment such as in a case of an accident or in case of direct sexual contact with local population Hepatitis B is highly recommended. For all adults requesting protection from HBV infection, even in the developed countries, Hepatitis B is suggested.

 

Any activities that might link you into direct contact with bats, Rabies vaccination is recommended. Researchers, adventure travelers, wildlife professionals and veterinarians are mostly the kind of travelers who visit the areas where bats are commonly found.

 

Rabies News and Highlights page should be checked regularly for updates on rabies vaccine supply.

 

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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial teamJan 31, 2013

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