Millions of people all around the globe travel internationally each day whether it’s for family vacations, romantic getaways, or business trips.
While traveling to different countries and regions can be exciting, it also exposes you to a multitude of diseases that your body simply isn’t prepared for.
Most third-world countries have numerous common deadly virulent diseases that can not only ruin your trip but also cause serious long-term health problems.
Better Safe than Sorry!
The good news is that you don’t have to cancel all your travel plans; just make sure you are vaccinated before you visit a particular part of the world.
Getting vaccinated against certain diseases that are common in the country you plan on traveling to can protect your health and prevent you from carrying the disease back home.
The Best Time to Get Vaccinated
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you should get vaccinated at least a month before you travel internationally. That’s because your body needs time to build up immunity for the particular disease, and that can take several weeks after being vaccinated.
For diseases like Yellow Fever, it’s recommended to get vaccinated at least 10 days before traveling to a country that still has active Yellow fever cases.
Travel Vaccine Categories
The CDC has divided travel vaccines into three simple categories. these include;
- Routine vaccines required for everyone living in the United States
- Required vaccines that one must have based on different country’s entry regulations
- Vaccines that are recommended by the CDC for travelers to protect their health
To decide which vaccine you require, your doctor must take into consideration the country you are visiting and their vaccination requirements, your previous medical and vaccination history, and any other health concerns you might have!
BE SAFE, GET VACCINATED BY DR. M. AZIZ!
Dr. Michael Aziz offers professional travel vaccination services to ensure maximum immunization coverage to his patients while traveling.
His clinic offers various vaccinations including;
- Specialty vaccines, (according to the government requirements when traveling to a particular country)
- Routine immunizations against common preventable diseases such as Influenza, Hepatitis, and Tetanus
- Medical tests required before traveling to specific countries such as Tuberculosis Tests (PPD test) and Titer Testing
He can also answer any questions you have and provide expert guidance regarding travel vaccines and immunization.
Dr. Aziz uses only the best-quality vaccines that have been pre-approved by the government and provide vaccinations based on the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
His clinic holds a reputation for reliability and quality care for patients. His staff is personable and knowledgeable and can help you prepare for your pre-trip medicals and vaccinations
Get in touch with his clinic today to book a consultation before you jet set your way across the world!
Words from our patients
“I have been a patient with Dr. Aziz for few years. He has always been very caring, and never rushed me. I will always recommend him to my friends and family.”