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Stay healthy abroad after travel vaccinations

Travel vaccinations should be at the top of your checklist of things to do before international travel. Make sure your passport is up to date, your bags are packed, and that all your vaccines are current. Not only should you be current with your U.S. vaccines, make sure you have been inoculated against life-threatening diseases found outside the U.S.

At Conner Clinic in Matthews, NC, we offer all travel vaccinations required for international travel. Just like the MMR shot you got when you were going to school for the first time, these immunizations will protect you against dangerous diseases. If you have plans for international travel, make sure you know what immunizations are required and which are recommended. The old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure explains just why these inoculations are so important – diseases like polio can be prevented, but not cured.

Plan ahead for your travel vaccinations because the delivery system of certain vaccines takes time to work in your system. Inoculation against yellow fever, for instance, is often a requirement for international travel. It requires 2-3 doses administered 28 days or so apart. Our office in Matthews, NC offers a yellow fever vaccine, among many other immunizations. A few that we also offer are: Meningitis, Rabies, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Polio, Typhoid and Japanese Encephalitis.

Travel safely with careful preparation

These diseases can be prevented with travel vaccinations and a bit of planning. There are other diseases, though, that inoculations haven’t been developed for. Make sure to spend time with a skilled physician to learn about preventative measures you can take while traveling abroad. Some diseases that can be avoided are Malaria, HIV, Worms, and STDs. Our clinic in Matthews, NC can also prescribe medications to help with some common health issues people face when on the road.

Some difficulties travelers face when leaving the country aren’t necessarily life-threatening, but they can be in a developing country where access to medical care may be far away or hard to find. Without immediate access to medical care, some routine health concerns can be dangerous. Even with quality health care, certain issues can change a fun adventure into a recovery trip. Make sure to guard yourself and your family against these difficulties. A few things our office can help with are travelers’ diarrhea, motion sickness, and even jet lag.

Some basic preventative care can transform what might be a disastrous trip into a meaningful and fun adventure. There are many preparations necessary for international travel, so start planning early. Once you decide to leave the country, make sure to include a trip to Conner Clinic in Matthews, NC for travel vaccinations.  When you adventure, adventure safely.

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