Burlington Travel Clinic
After You Return
THE PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR TRAVEL DOCTOR DOES NOT END WHEN YOU GET YOU SHOTS AND LEAVE THE OFFICE, BUT EXTENDS LONG AFTER YOU COME BACK FROM YOU VACATION OR MISSION.
Many travel-acquired diseases, like malaria, travellers’ diarrhea and various skin conditions, don’t become apparent until days, weeks or even months after returning home.
Following up with your travel doctor after returning is an essential part of travel medical care, especially if you are symptomatic.
Share your travel experience with your family doctor to help build a better custom care plan for your next adventure.
Another important point of post-travel medical care is to get your vaccine boosters. Most travellers forget to have the necessary boosters and loose the advantage of completing the primary immunization series. This will result in suboptimal immune response and the possibility of having to start a specific vaccine series all over again.