Why Travel Vaccines Are The Ticket To Healthy Travel

World travel should be a rewarding adventure, but it can also be a risky venture if you don’t protect your health. Diseases exist all over the world and visiting certain countries can put you at serious risk for them. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), even some domestic travel can leave you exposed to infectious diseases. The only way to ensure safe travels is by getting travel vaccinations. If you have plans to take a trip, MD Now can provide all of the travel vaccines and even travel medications that your family might need for protection in any place.

Travel Vaccinations Vary by Places and Personal Needs

Most travel vaccines are recommended, and a few are actually required. Recommended vaccinations can help protect you from diseases in other countries, as well as prevent the risk of bringing certain diseases back home and spreading them to other people. There are various travel vaccination recommendations based on your personal circumstances:

  • The locations you plan to visit
  • Your activities in those places
  • Your age
  • Overall health
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Certain health conditions, such as a compromised immune system and HIV/AIDS

Vital Travel Vaccinations

Currently, international health regulations insist upon certain travel vaccinations for people visiting specific parts of the world. Without these immunizations, you will not be permitted to visit. Since some travel vaccines may involve several shots or need up to six weeks to take effect, you need to get your travel vaccinations well ahead of your trip, especially if they’re required. The two essential travel vaccines are:

  1. Yellow Fever: This is essential for travel to specific parts of sub-Saharan Africa and South America.
  2. Meningococcal Vaccination: This is actually required by the Saudi Arabian government for visitors during the period of the Hajj.
  3. Other Vaccinations maybe required from time to time depending on the current CDC guidelines and certain areas risk for infection. 

Other vaccines that maybe highly recommended depending on the location where you are traveling like, Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid Fever, Tetanus and others. Certain medications might also be advisable; like those to prevent Malaria or even medications given in case of sickness, infection or diarrhea while traveling aboard all of which may be given or prescribed at MD Now. 

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