Proper Travel Vaccination

Getting the proper vaccination when traveling can help prevent deadly overseas diseases.

International travel should be fun, exciting, enriching, and most importantly safe.

The following questions should be answered before you travel. Remember, U.S. HealthWorks can provide you pre-travel consultation with the most up-to-date information for your specific medical condition and planned destination:

  1. Have you obtained health information pertaining to travel in tropical or developing countries?
  2. Have you received all required to recommended travel vaccines?
  3. Have you inquired about protection against malaria?
  4. Are you aware of how you protect yourself against food and water-borne diseases?
  5. Are you equipped to handle medical emergencies or injuries while traveling?

The most common vaccinations/immunizations required for international travel are:

  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Hepatitis A/B vaccine
  • Typhoid vaccine
  • Tetanus vaccine
  • Diphtheria vaccine
  • Polio vaccine
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine
  • Meningococcal meningitis vaccine
  • Rabies vaccine
  • Japanese Encephalitis vaccine
  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
  • Chicken pox (varicella) vaccine
  • Flu shots
  • Tuberculosis (TB) skin test
  • Yellow Fever - Yellow Fever vaccine is not available at all locations.

U.S. HealthWorks Travel Medicine Services include:

  • Immunizations required for entry into specific countries and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization
  • Review of travel warnings, potential hazards and political tensions
  • Review of safe food, water and insect precautions
  • Prescriptions for malaria, high-altitude sickness and motion sickness prevention
  • Prescriptions for antibiotics and anti-fungals
  • World Health Organization vaccination certificate verification (i.e., Yellow Card)

Contact your local U.S. HealthWorks medical center for more information.