Travel Vaccinations

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Have you and your family members received the vaccines you'll need to stay safe and healthy?

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It is just as important to keep your health in mind when traveling as when you are at home. One of the easiest ways to stay healthy is to make sure that you have all of the appropriate immunizations before you leave. Travel clinics in the area have expert staff that can recommend the right vaccines for you and your family as well as general information on how to stay safe and healthy during your trip.

For an idea of what health concerns you should keep in mind, check out the CDC’s Traveler’s Health page. There you can choose the country you’re interested in and any additional health concerns such as pregnancy, traveling on a cruise ship and other health conditions you have and get customized advice on vaccinations, over-the-counter medications and more. Even if you are going to visit family or returning to a country where you’ve lived before, it’s important to consider any illnesses you might be exposed to and what you can do to keep yourself healthy before, during and after your trip.

Some vaccinations are available at your local pharmacy- call to ask for details. Many area hospitals have doctors that specialize in infectious disease or travel medicine and can advise travelers. There are also travel clinics especially for this purpose. Be sure to schedule your visit at least 6 weeks before your trip to leave plenty of time for immunizations to take effect. Please note that you should call for an appointment before your visit.

 

 

 

 

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