Learn before you go!
An educated traveler is a healthy traveler. There is access to good information from reliable sources such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Travelers can go to the CDC web site www.cdc.gov and follow the links to Traveler's Health to begin to learn more about diseases, country entry requirements, and recommended vaccines.
Except for yellow fever, very few vaccinations are "required" but many are "recommended." Travelers should get recommended vaccines to protect themselves from illness. We try to help patients prioritize their protection issues specific to their individual itinerary.
The Travel and Tropical Medicine Center can provide you with other useful resources specific to your particular health situation or travel itinerary.
Magical Medical Tour 29: Travel and Tropical Medicine
Are you planning an exotic vacation to a foreign land? Do you need immunizations or special medications? Join us in a conversation with Mary-Louise Scully, MD, an infectious disease, travel and tropical medicine specialist. Learn what should be in your travel medicine kit and other tips for healthy travel. Hosts: Dr. Glenn Wollman, Christina Souza Ma, with Special Guest: Dr. Mary-Louise Scully.