Traveling to different countries can be exciting. However, when you travel to a tropical or developing country, you may be unsure about the safety and quality of food and water, and you may be exposed to mosquitoes and other disease-carrying insects and animals. Certain vaccine-preventable illnesses (such as polio, hepatitis, yellow fever, measles, rubella) may be endemic in the countries you are traveling to. If you do not know what the risks are or how to protect against them you may become ill or injured either while your traveling, or sometimes after you return home.
To meet this goal, you will be interviewed regarding your health and your travel itinerary. This will help us make appropriate recommendations for vaccinations and preventive medications. Advice about food and beverage precautions, protection against insects, and adequate vaccinations will be given.