Travel Medicine Vaccines For Your Trip – 5 Things You Will Want To Know
Travel Medicine Vaccines – You must be well prepared for either a business trip or a “trip for pleasure.” No matter which type it is. You want to stay healthy while traveling and bring only “good memories” back from you trip!
Here are some of the things you will want to know:
1. Schedule a doctor visit or one with your travel medicine provider. This should be done 4 to 6 weeks before your trip. Many vaccines take time to take effect within your body. Some vaccines need to be given in a series over a period of days or weeks. If you need to leave in less than 4 weeks, it is still imperative you still see your doctor.
2. Do you know which vaccinations you may need? Center for Disease Control (CDC) has 3 categories for vaccines for travel. They are: Routine, Recommended and Required. Your doctor will tell you which ones are appropriate for you and your specific destination.
3. Do you have an existing illness such as diabetes or HIV? There are several areas of concern that you will need to discuss with your doctor or travel medicine provider.
4. Do you happen to be pregnant or breastfeeding? We suggest that women of reproductive age should always consider immunization during their routine examinations. Just in case there would be an unplanned pregnancy, they would be safe.
5. Will infants or children be accompanying you on your trip? Every child is very necessary for you to evaluate. I am not a doctor but
We have done much research on this subject. I can’t emphasize to you how important vaccination is for your trip. Please seek professional advice with either a doctor or travel medicine provider.