During your visit with us, our physician will discuss your particular needs based on the country of destination, length of time you will be traveling to a risk area, nature of your trip (pleasure, business, missionary work, etc.) and the time of year you will be traveling.
Prescriptions for malaria & travelers' diarrhea will be provided to if recommended by CDC.
Travelers should give themselves a minimum of two weeks prior to departure to receive their immunizations.
Malaria prophylaxis (prevention)
Traveler's diarrhea Abdominal cramps and increased frequency of bowel movements, Diarrhea:
Nausea and vomiting Allergic reaction Birth control Contraceptive Cough medication High-altitude sickness Jet lag Motion sickness Musculoskeletal pain
Respiratory tract (upper) infection
Skin or soft-tissue Urinary tract infection CHILDREN
Our Travel Clinic offers a full range of services for patients traveling to exotic and not so exotic destinations.
Visit the CDC website. Choose the country you want to travel and then see what precautions and immunizations are recommended for the country or countries you plan to visit.
Our TRAVEL CLINIC always follows the recommendations made by the CDC with regards to safety and immunizations.
Be sure to plan far enough in advance so that you can receive all of the immunizations recommended for the country you will be visiting.
The principle behind a vaccine or immunization is to expose your body's system to the disease after it has been rendered harmless. By doing so, the body can build up its own natural protection so that if it encounters the virus, the body will be "immune" to its effects.
This immunization effect takes time, so it is a good idea to give your body at least a month head start to condition itself before getting on the plane or boat.
Your immunizations should be documented in an International Certificate of Vaccination (Yellow Card). It is a good idea to keep this Certificate with your passport so you don't misplace it.
It is recognized internationally and may be required before entry to certain countries. Not every doctor or clinic has this certificate; ONLY those approved by the US and CDC!
So call and ask first before you make your move!
VACCINES YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE BEFORE YOU TRAVEL
YELLOW FEVER and Cholera vaccines are no longer required for for international travel.
The following vaccines are not required BUT make sure you have these to protect yourself!!
The Immunization Practices Advisory Committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all persons be up-to-date on routine immunizations, regardless of travel plans.
Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, MMR, and polio vaccines is customarily given in childhood. as an adult, some may be required as an adult based on the country you are planning to visit.
Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td); Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)
Polio was a crippling disease in the 1950s. Even if you have been previously immunized, we may recommend a booster dose of polio vaccine if you are traveling to an area where it still occurs.