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Entries from April 2011

Voluntourism

April 24th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Travel clinics have their ebb and flow. Business picks up before “breaks”, like March break, Christmas break, and now summer break. One of the predominant drivers during these times is “voluntourism”. It may, in fact, be the fastest growing sector in the travel industry. The typical volunteer experience involves two to three weeks abroad, most […]

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I think I’m gonna faint!

April 11th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Do vaccines have side effects? Certainly, almost everything in life does. But do they often cause serious problems in the vast majority of people? The answer to that one is unquestionably no. Most people will experience a bit of discomfort or swelling at the site of their injection, but not a lot more. Having said […]

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Got any vaccine?

April 3rd, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

As I repeatedly say, travel medicine and running a travel clinic are not solely about vaccines. But a lot of it is. Travel clinics are a bit like retail stores – they have to order the vaccines, store the vaccines, watch the expiry dates … same as skim milk! Much like skim milk, there are […]

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