If you are planning a trip overseas or across the border, it is important to have a medical professional review your vaccination history. Vaccinations in the United States are recommended to patients based on the diseases a person has a moderate to high chance of developing inside the country. Other countries contain diseases that are not often seen in America, which is why most people are not vaccinated for them.
Travel medicine is a relatively new field focused on preventive care and disease treatment for patients traveling abroad. Whether you’re studying abroad or just taking a short vacation on distant shores, it is strongly recommended you receive updated vaccinations.
Recommended travel vaccinations vary depending on where you are traveling. Our physicians are familiar with what vaccinations are important for various countries and can provide you with a comprehensive list. Be sure to mention if you plan on traveling to multiple countries during your travels— the more places you go, the more vaccinations you may need.
A physician may also recommend certain medications to take with you for conditions that cannot be prevented through vaccination. Be sure to discuss all the potential risks to your health abroad with a member of our knowledgeable team.
*Vaccination availability is subject to location and we recommend calling ahead to inquire on specific needs or requirements.
**As Per the CDC: Travelers need to be mindful of what they eat and handle, as well as the souvenirs they bring home. Avoid eating raw or undercooked meat, and avoid contact with livestock, animal products, and animal carcasses. Vaccination against anthrax is not recommended for travelers and is not available for civilian travelers.