Healthy International Travel!!

By Hope Health Family Practice | Apr 09, 2013
Traveling outside of the country this year?
Plan early and find out about the necessary vaccines and medicines you will need for your travels.

 

Many destinations recommend Hepatitis A and B vaccines.  These vaccines are a series of two or three shots which take a total of six months to complete.   The Hepatitis A vaccine is particularly important as Hepatitis A is spread through the fecal/oral route when hygiene is poor.   Another vaccine that is commonly needed is Typhoid.  The Typhoid vaccine is a series of four capsules that need to be ingested over eight days at least one week prior to possible exposure.   You may need other vaccines and prescription medications depending on your destination and your own personal medical needs.

Give Hope Health Family Practice a call at 236-2201 to set up an appointment to go over your travel plans, vaccine and medication needs and to discuss how to have a healthy travel experience.

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