We offer consultations for individuals, couples, families, and large groups. A typical individual travel health and vaccine consult will take 30 minutes and include a comprehensive destination itinerary and personal medical history review by our Doctor of Pharmacy, along with the administration of any applicable vaccines.
The pre-travel consultation offers a dedicated time to prepare travelers for the health concerns that may arise during their trips.
The goals of the pre-travel consultation are to review the traveler’s planned activities and itinerary including any airport stops and layovers, as this may affect vaccine requirements. We then use that information to determine any potential health hazards; to educate the traveler regarding the anticipated risks and methods for minimizing those risks; to provide immunizations for vaccine-preventable diseases and medications for prophylaxis, self-treatment, or both; and to educate the traveler to best manage his or her health throughout the trip.
Ideally the consultation is scheduled 10-14 days prior to travel or in some cases at least 30 days prior to travel. But we understand this is not always possible and can see people at any time prior to departure, even the same day!
Pulse care Travel Clinic specializes in travel vaccinations. Our Pharmacy team will help you understand your personalized vaccine needs for any destination.
As part of your pre-travel consultation, our team will educate you on the travel vaccines or medications available to reduce the risk of contracting an illness on your trip.
With preventative care, we will help you prepare for a healthy and safe trip to any destination.
Receiving travel vaccines before your trip is an important part of the pre-travel routine that is often neglected. At Pulse Care, we aim to educate travelers and to help individuals see the world, safely. We are committed to ensure maximum immunization coverage in all populations, from small children to the elderly.
Recommendations for specific vaccines related to travel will depend on your specific itinerary, duration of travel, what activities you will engage in during travel, and your prior vaccine and health history. Vaccinations against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, poliomyelitis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), rotavirus, human papillomavirus (HPV), and pneumococcal and meningococcal invasive disease are routinely administered, usually in childhood or adolescence. Influenza vaccine is routinely recommended for all people aged ≥6 months, each year.
A dose of herpes zoster (shingles) vaccine is recommended for adults aged ≥50 years. If a person does not have a history of adequate protection against these diseases, those immunizations should be completed. A visit to a Travel clinic for travel-related immunizations should be seen as an opportunity to bring an incompletely vaccinated person up-to-date on his or her routine vaccinations.