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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 6:23 am 
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According to the survey, respondents at riska said they are "somewhat to very concerned" about taking the following precautions for future travel:

A total of 53 per cent were concerned about having an epinephrine auto-injector that is up to date (not expired) and packed for travelling.2 Nearly three quarters (74 per cent) were concerned about ensuring allergy medication is up to date (not expired) and packed.3
Among those flying, four in 10 people (43 per cent) said they are concerned about checking the airline's allergy policy prior to departure; four in 10 respondents also are concerned about arranging to have appropriate food on board (42 per cent) or with them on a trip (40 per cent);4

WestJet, in collaboration with Pfizer Canada, has added EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors to all medical kits on board their fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft. Epinephrine is the first-line medication that should be used for the emergency management of a person having a potentially life-threatening (or severe) allergic reaction.5



http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 05645.html

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 10:06 pm 
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Among the 666 respondents surveyed,8 just two per cent took each of these five key precautions during their most recent trip: Checking on the airlines allergy policy, packing their own food when flying, researching their destination for emergency medical facilities and allergy friendly restaurants, and making sure their epinephrine auto-injector is up to date. Meanwhile, 31 per cent said they took none of the above key precautions on their most recent trip. Another 34 per cent had taken just one precaution, 22 per cent took two key precautions, and only seven per cent took three precautions.

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I am part of the 2 percent!

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 12:36 am 
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Definitely in the 2% here too!

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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 3:11 pm 
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Me too. I think most of the 2% are the people who frequent this forum!

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