Travel can be an exciting adventure. Travel medicine is a specialty field concerned with the health of international travelers. By preparing ahead of time, you can reduce your risk of travel-related illness and ensure you remain healthy and happy throughout your journey.
At Cullman Primary Care Multi-Specialty Group, we help patients travel to wherever they’re going in the world – in the safest way possible for their health. We do this through vaccinations, medication, and education.
You can count on individualized travel advice supervised by a physician-expert in travel medicine. We rely on recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) and other important resources, so our patients are among the most informed and prepared travelers.
Vaccines & Immunizations
Having the proper vaccinations is the first line of defense against many travel-related illnesses. Which vaccines you need will depend on where you’re traveling, your immunization and health history, as well as your planned activities or concerns.
It is important to plan ahead. In some cases, you may need to get vaccinated as early as 2 months prior to travel – especially if you need multiple doses of a vaccine. Also, vaccines need time to build up immunity in your body; it typically requires some time before being considered effective and safe for you to travel.
Examples of travel and specialty vaccines include those vaccines designed to prevent:
- Hepatitis A & B
- Japanese encephalitis
- Meningococcal infection
- Yellow fever