Influenza, more commonly called the flu, is often perceived as a harmless illness. While most people recover from influenza in as few as seven days, it can be much more difficult for those over 65.
As children grow up, their parents try to do everything in their power to keep them safe, happy, and healthy. According to the World Health Organization, one of the most cost-effective health investments is to have your kids vaccinated and ensure their vaccines are up to date.
Planning and going on vacation is one of our great Canadian pastimes, but when travelling outside of Canada it’s important to remember you may be at risk of coming in contact with vaccine-preventable illnesses.
Have you been bitten by the travel bug? Whether you have a serious case of wanderlust but haven’t decided where to go, or have meticulously planned a backpacking trek with your friends, you’ll want to truly enjoy the experience and return home safe and sound.