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Travelers intending to visit a destination in a developing country should consult our travel medicine clinic before your journey. While here in the United States, Polio and the Measles are considered a decades-old problem, but now these diseases are re-emerging in developing countries across the globe. The Zika virus is spreading at an alarming rate throughout South America and the Coastal African communities. Malaria is a big risk in South Africa.
This is why you need to schedule an appointment to sit and plan out your healthcare, as well as your travel. This consultation should take place at least 4–8 weeks before the trip, and preferably earlier if long-term travel or overseas work is envisioned. However, last-minute travelers can also benefit from a medical consultation, even as late as the day of travel.
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The consultation will include information about the most important health risks, and determine the need for any vaccinations and/or antimalarial medication and identify any other medical items that you or your traveler may require. Our physicians will help you prepare a specialized medical kit, prescribed or provided to appropriately meet your individual needs. See the CDC’s list of treatments recommended for travel to specific countries below.
Come into our state of the art facility to get travel vaccine packages for all over the globe.
Latest updates from CDC: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/
World Health Organization on Outbreaks: http://www.who.int/ith/en/
Vaccines That May be Required
Yellow fever (see Country list)
Meningococcal disease and polio (required by Saudi Arabia for pilgrims, updates are available on www.who.int/wer)
Travelers with underlying medical problems are strongly advised to consult a travel medicine clinic or medical practitioner to ensure that their potentially complex travel health needs are met.
Dental, OBGYN and age-appropriate doctor visits are advised as well before prolonged travel to developing countries or to remote areas. This is particularly important for people with chronic or recurrent health problems.
All travelers should be strongly advised to seek comprehensive travel insurance and check your health insurance policy for overseas travel-related injuries.
Vaccination and other precautions, despite their success in preventing disease, vaccines rarely protect 100% of the recipients. All patients vaccinated, including travelers, should not assume that there is no risk of contracting the disease(s) against which he/she has been vaccinated. For example, vaccination is not a substitute for avoiding potentially contaminated food and water.
Therefore, all additional precautions against infection should be carefully considered.
There is no single vaccination schedule that fits all travelers. Each schedule must be individualized according to the traveller’s previous immunizations, health status and risk factors, the countries to be visited, the type and duration of travel, and the amount of time available before departure. Come see us at our travel medicine clinic to protect your health so you can make the most of your vacation or voyage.
- Hepatitis B
- Haemophilus influenzae type b
- Human papillomavirus
- Seasonal influenza
Selective use for travellers
Alphabetical List of Travel Locations:
Complete List of Destinations