We haven’t posted much for updates for a while, so as we get into the fall, it’s probably a good time to give an update regarding Polaris. We are happy to announce we have returned to our usual Tuesday to Saturday schedule again! Thanks to everyone who has reached out over the last months. Without Continue Reading
Fluzone High Dose for seniors will be available again this flu season. It’s a specially formulated flu shot recommended for those 65 years and older. It’s not part of the regular Alberta flu immunization program (unless you are in a care facility). Cost is $75 – seniors Alberta Blue Cross does not cover but some Continue Reading
Here’s a question we have received at the clinic with all of the cancelled travel plans: “I took my first dose of Dukoral for prevention of traveller’s diarrhea and now my travel plans are postponed/cancelled… should I stop taking the Dukoral?” You have a few potential options… 1. You can still take the second dose Continue Reading
With the recent measles outbreaks, we have been getting a lot of questions about measles vaccinations. Our clinic in Airdrie can provide MMR vaccinations. The cost is $54, which may be covered on your private drug plan which we can directly bill. If you call and ask for a priority measles appointment we usually can Continue Reading
Travelling across time zones is exciting … and exhausting. Jet lag is the term used to describe the symptoms associated with a lack of sleep that is caused by travelling across more than 3 time zones. Travelling across these time zones causes a disconnect between your body’s normal sleep/wake cycle and the time at your Continue Reading
Have you ever considered living in another country? Whether its teaching English abroad for a year or permanently moving back to live with family or retiring somewhere warmer than Canada, moving to another country can pose some difficulties. Any move can be stressful, and moving to another country with a different culture can be even Continue Reading
Here’s a video we made that gives some background information and how to mix up a dose of Dukoral. If you are looking for some additional information about whether Dukoral is right for you, check out this blog post: Is Dukoral Worth Taking Before My Trip?
If you are looking for yellow fever vaccine, you can contact us and put your name on our waiting list. We are anticipating a new shipment in soon. Call us at 403-980-8747 with your name, contact information, and dates of your trip.
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Polaris Travel Clinic and Pharmacy is proud to announce they will be donating $1 to the Airdrie Health Foundation for every flu vaccine they administer at their clinic until November 15, 2016. “There are a lot of places you can get your flu shot in the community,” says Jason Kmet, owner/pharmacist at Polaris. “At Polaris, Continue Reading