Before Going Overseas, Get Ready to Travel Healthy With RediClinic

04.30.2018

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International travel offers unique challenges to your body’s immune system, which makes pre-travel health preparations essential. As you and your family plan for summer vacation or business or mission trips overseas this summer, it’s important to be aware of current travel notices and take the precautions recommended for your destination.

Start by Getting Vaccinated

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, getting yourself vaccinated should be first on your priority list. Vaccines are one of the most vital tools available to prevent certain diseases. If you will be traveling to other countries, it is important to get vaccinated. Some diseases that are rare in the United States still exist in other parts of the world, such as hepatitis A, measles, typhoid and meningitis. In addition, you could be exposed to disease while on an airplane or in an airport.

Before you travel, review your vaccination history. Check with your clinician to make sure you have had all of the recommended vaccines. A vaccine can become less effective over time. Even if you had vaccines when you were younger, you may now need a booster shot.

Schedule Healthcare Now for Summer Travel

RediClinic is a travel clinic that helps ensure you are in good health while you are away. It’s important to get checked well in advance of your trip, because many vaccines require multiple doses that have to be spread out. Be sure that you allow yourself enough time before traveling to ensure that you can get all of the vaccinations that are needed.

This step is especially important if you’re planning to visit a remote area that may have rare viruses and bacteria that your body has not encountered before. These can be very dangerous because your immune system may not know how to combat them. Travel regulations may be strict to protect you and the local community.

Travel Healthy With RediClinic

RediClinic can provide you with a pre-travel evaluation as part of our Travel Healthy Package, which includes administration of travel vaccines along with any immunization certificates that may be required. Don’t take chances with your health. Make an online appointment today to be seen at RediClinic!