Every year more and more people are traveling internationally — for vacation, business, volunteerism, school, and to visit friends and family. Whatever your reason for traveling, when it comes to your health and safety abroad, a person needs to be proactive, prepared, and protected. It is important to:
Know your destination and the international travel vaccinations that are required or recommended, as well as what illnesses you may be exposed to, etc.
Contact your doctor or medical provider. Don’t wait! It may take several weeks to get necessary vaccinations completed.
Take all your travel medications as prescribed!
Pack wisely! Make sure to be aware of where you are traveling to and what weather or work conditions you may be in.
*Go to the CDC Travel Destinations page and select where you are traveling to get the most up to date health information about the area and what vaccines you’ll need!
Travel Vaccinations and Diseases:
Routine vaccines for travelers may include:
Malaria (prevented with medications)
**ECHD does NOT regularly stock some of these vaccinations. Please call ahead to ensure ECHD has the vaccine you need and check with your insurance to verify coverage of the vaccine(s) you need.**