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Holiday Hours 2016

Polaris Travel Clinic and Pharmacy will be open during the holiday season.  Here are the modifications to our usual hours of operation: Thursday, December 22 – 9am to 3pm Friday, December 23 – 9am to 3pm Saturday, December 24, Sunday, December 25, Monday, December 26 – closed Tuesday, December 27 – 12noon to 730pm Wednesday, Continue Reading
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2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil

The 2016 Summer Olympics will be held in Brazil from August 5 through August 21. Events will be held in 6 different cities (Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasilia, and Manaus); Rio will be the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics. If you are planning on traveling to Brazil Continue Reading
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Zika virus update

We have been asked a lot of questions about Zika virus, which has been in the news.  Here is some general information about Zika virus. What Is Zika Virus? Zika virus infection is spread by mosquitoes and is caused by a virus closely related to dengue, West Nile virus, and Japanese encephalitis. Less commonly, the virus Continue Reading
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Free Flu Shots available Tuesday, October 20

The provincial flu vaccination program starts on Tuesday, October 20. We will be providing no charge flu shots as long as you provide us with your Alberta health care card. Our clinic in Airdrie will be open on Tuesday to accommodate the extra demand. We will be open from 9am to 5pm. We will accept Continue Reading
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Career Opportunity: Pharmacy/Medical Office Assistant

Polaris Travel Clinic and Pharmacy is accepting applications for a pharmacy assistant or medical office assistant. Our clinic sees patients in advance of their travel, and we provide consultations, immunizations, prescriptions and other travel-related retail items. Our office looks and feels like a physician`s office even though it is considered a pharmacy. The successful candidate Continue Reading
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New malaria vaccine approved, but probably not for Canadians

Today European regulators declared that the malaria vaccine Mosquirix is safe and effective in preventing malaria in small children.  This is the first malaria vaccine that has ever received this approval.  Will we see this vaccine in Canadian travel clinics anytime soon?  That seems to be very unlikely. Why won’t we see this vaccine in Continue Reading
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