5 expert tips for healthy & safe travel abroad

Unrestricted travel is back on the table baby! And so is our desire to spend every available second vacation out exploring amazing destinations. So, we decided to seek expert help to keep our health in check while traveling, and who better to ask than the folks at Mint Health + Drugs? The Mint Travel Clinics are, after all, a go-to for Albertans for travel-related health care needs.

We reached out to the travel clinic experts at Mint for a few quick tips on staying healthy and avoiding any potential risks while traveling abroad. Take a look—

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So, we decided to seek expert help. And who better than the folks at Mint Health + Drugs? The Mint Travel Clinics are, after all, a go-to for Albertans for travel-related health care needs.
We reached out to the travel clinic experts at Mint for a few quick tips on staying healthy and avoiding any potential risks while traveling abroad. Take a look—

1. Go over your travel itinerary to identify any possible risks

The first thing on your travel health care checklist ought to be identifying any potential risks. There might be places with germs and viruses that you have no immunity to and can be a potential health threat. While this may seem like a Herculean task, you can do it with one easy consult at Mint Travel Clinics. You can run over your itinerary and discuss the risks and other concerns in a one-on-one consultation with an expert.

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2. Chat with your travel clinic expert about any required vaccines

Once you’ve identified the risks, the next logical step would be to get vaxxed. In fact, some places require you to get vaccinated for certain diseases before entering the country. Take, for example, the yellow fever vaccine that you need to travel in any of the African countries. You can get this info from your travel clinic expert. And you can also get vaccinated here.

3. Get your immunization record

As we said, certain countries require you to get vaccinated. Obviously, then you also need to produce proof of immunization. Since you are getting vaccinated at Mint, they will provide you with the necessary documents as well. So, you have that load off your head.

4. Stock up on the meds you may need

We don’t just mean the regulars when we say travel meds. We also mean place-specific medications. It is always a good idea to stock up on your meds ahead of time, be it for common infections or weather-related health issues. And given that Mint pharmacies offer prescription services, you don’t have to make multiple trips to the doctors and then the pharmacy to get the meds.

5. Get a travel medical insurance

Despite all necessary precautions, sometimes life happens. So, it is best to travel with travel medical insurance. The insurance provides coverage for several emergencies including accidents, injuries or other health risks outside your control. Better to have and not need than to need and not have!
You can get more info about the Mint pharmacies, travel clinics and services on their website. And book your appointment while you are at it.

Happy travels!

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