Winter Travel Essentials

You've put alot of effort and expense into planning a perfect winter vacation. Check out these travel tips and products to help you protect your health while you're away, so the only thing you bring back is great memories.

Travel Vaccines

Protect yourself from common travellers’ ailments - and other more serious diseases. Get vaccinated at your local Super Thrifty Pharmacy. If your destination requires a specific vaccine , your Super Thrifty pharmacist knows which one you need for best protection. Click for a list of current travel health advisories.


If you're visiting a tropical destination, consider getting vaccinated against the leading cause of Traveller’s Diarrhea. Dukoral is an oral vaccine that can help protect you against diarrhea caused by certain E.coli bacteria. Not only can this keep you healthy, but it can save a vacation! Speak with Super Thrifty Pharmacist 3-4 weeks before travelling to learn more, *This drug can only be purchased after consultation with the pharmacist regarding the conditions and symptoms being treated*

Diarrhea Relief

Get the most out of your warm weather holiday this winter! Bring along some Option+ Diarrhea Relief and don’t miss out on the sand castles and volleyball. With a value pack of 18 caplets, the whole family can be covered for only $8.99. These loperamide tablets can provide rapid relief of diarrhea, often with just one dose.


When enjoying the sunny days in the tropics, don’t forget to stay hydrated! Loss of electrolytes can leave you with headaches and feeling fatigued and parched. An easy way to manage this is to bring along a few sachets of Gastrolyte powder. Simply mix one sachet into water to put back electrolytes lost to vomiting or diarrhea. These convenient packs will ensure that you stay fully hydrated no matter where your tropical adventure takes you.

Ombrelle Sport Lotion SPF 45 Many Manitobans who escape winter can be caught off-guard by the intensity of the sun’s rays in tropical destinations. Keep your skin protected with Ombrelle Sport Lotion SPF 45. This hypoallergenic and non-irritating lotion is recognized by the Canadian Dermatology Association. It is oil-free, fragrance-free, and contains broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection against sunburn.

Zika Virus Safety – Insect Repellant

According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, there is risk of Zika virus in Mexico, and most parts of the Caribbean. Zika virus can be transmitted in these areas by mosquitos. To keep you and your family safe on your winter getaway, it is recommended that travellers use an insect repellant that contains DEET. Make sure to include Off! Family Care insect repellant on your list of tropical holiday essentials. This DEET-containing product is safe to use for kids and adults.

Travel Set

Nothing could get your vacation off to a worse start than having the liquid contents of your carry-on luggage confiscated for being in the wrong size bottles! Avoid this travel headache and pick up an Option+ 6 Piece Travel Set. This set of clear plastic bottles, jars, and sprayers will comply with CATSA travel regulations, so you can bring your toiletry items with you without worry. Option+ Travel sets can be found at your local Super Thrifty Pharmacy with your other winter getaway essentials.