Athletics Canada Medical Staff recommend the following documents be review by staff and athletes prior to travelling
- Heat Acclimation Protocol for Endurance Athletes to Improve Performance
- Recommendations for the Travelling Athlete: Heat/Humidity & Hydration
- Travel Fatigue and Jet Lag Management
Athletics Canada Medical Staff recommend the following vaccines be considered for staff and athletes who are travelling
- Destination Specific Vaccine Recommendations
Routine Childhood immunizations for those raised in Canada
Check with your family physician to confirm that you have had these vaccine as they are commonly given to children who grew up in Canada. Many of these illnesses are rare in Canada but common internationally; especially in developing countries (remember there are always many developing countries at major events).
Please contact Dr. Paddy McCluskey, Chief Medical Officer/Sport Medicine Lead, West Hub for any questions.
Tetanus, diphtheria and Pertussis
Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
Highly recommended if you have never had chicken pox
This has been available as a childhood immunization since the late 1980s.
Important: Recommended for all travel regardless of location, so please ensure that you have received this vaccine
This causes meningitis and can be contacted by close contact with those infected. International outbreaks are common.
Travellers to certain parts of Africa & Asia may be at risk for polio. Everyone should be up-to-date with their routine polio vaccine series that Canadians receive as a child. The full series is 4 vaccines.