No one wants to be sick far from home, and dealing with unexpected health challenges can be stressful. One of the best ways you can mitigate certain health-related risks is to be prepared for potential exposure.
Please remember it is your responsibility to investigate the health status in your destination country. Appropriate preparation for travel may include, for instance, vaccinations, medications, and related supplies.
There are many places where you can find health and vaccination resources. Some are listed below:
- University of Waterloo Health Services offers a Travel Clinic
- Your family doctor or primary care physician
- Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
** Recognize that there can be significant lead-times associated with vaccinations and medications. Please do your research at least two months in advance. **