Travel Medicine Counseling and Travel Vaccines
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At our Miami Travel Clinic we provide education and vaccinations to our patients that travel internationally in order to reduce their risk of contracting an illness while they are away from home.
In many countries around the world travelers will encounter diseases from unsanitary water, parasites, insects, viruses and bacteria that are not often found in the United States. Education, Vaccinations, Immunizations and prevention are your best defense against these serious and often life threatening illnesses.
Many countries require Vaccinations and Immunizations prior to your entering the country. At the Miami Travel Clinic we can provide you with those travel vaccinations and immunizations quickly at affordable prices.
Remember Immunization and Education are the keys to healthy travel!
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You can click on book an appointment online below and schedule your own appointment or you can call us at 305 448-8134 and we will assist you.
Ideally, set up your visit up 4 to 6 weeks before your trip.
It's best to schedule plenty of time before your trip because most vaccines take time to become effective in your body and some vaccines must be given in a series over a period of days or sometimes weeks.
If it is less than 4 weeks before you leave, you should still come in for a visit. You might still benefit from shots or medications and other information about how to protect yourself from illness and injury while traveling.
CDC divides vaccines for travel into three categories: routine, recommended, and required. While the doctor at the Miami Travel medicine Clinic will tell you which ones you should have, it's best to be aware of them ahead of time.
Be sure that you and your family are up to date on your routine vaccinations. These vaccines are necessary for protection from diseases that are still common in many parts of the world even though they rarely occur in the United States. If you are not sure which vaccinations are routine, look at the schedules below.
Vaccines for adults include
Tetanus-Diphtheria Vaccine (all adults, every 10 years)
Influenza (Flu) Vaccine (adults 50 and older)
Pneumococcal Vaccine (adults 65 and older)
Hepatitis B Vaccine (adults at risk)
Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) Vaccine (susceptible adults)
Varicella (chickenpox) Vaccine (susceptible adults)
Vaccines for travelers (see CDC travel web site for specifics)
Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule United States, 2005-2006
These vaccines are recommended to protect travelers from illnesses present in other parts of the world and to prevent the importation of infectious diseases across international borders. Which vaccinations you need depends on a number of factors including your destination, whether you will be spending time in rural areas, the season of the year you are traveling, your age, health status, and previous immunizations.
Search by country at the top of the CDC page to find out which vaccinations are recommended, or see our destinations page and look up the world region you will visit.
The only vaccine required by International Health Regulations is yellow fever vaccination for travel to certain countries in sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America. Meningococcal vaccination is required by the government of Saudi Arabia for annual travel during the Hajj.
The above information was obtained from the source listed below.
Date: January 12, 2006
Content Source: National Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine
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