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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Travel Vaccines (Overview)

Travel vaccines are vaccines used to prevent illness while traveling . They can range from flu vaccines to MMR to typhoid to yellow fever and so many more. Typically these are given at least 6 weeks prior to travel so that there is enough time for you to develop an immune response before you are potentially exposed to an illness.


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What are the necessary travel vaccines? What vaccines are necessary for travel?

What are the necessary travel vaccines? What vaccines are necessary for travel?

Disease Protection: Travel vaccines are tailored to what diseases you may face in the countries you are traveling. Sometimes you may be facing typhoid, yellow fever, meningitis, and the like. There are a few universal ones and they include those you are at risk for in your very own home country, the usa. You should be protected from tetanus, whooping cough, measles, and probably hepatitis a and b amoung others. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
44 doctors shared insights

Travel Vaccines (Overview)

Travel vaccines are vaccines used to prevent illness while traveling . They can range from flu vaccines to MMR to typhoid to yellow fever and so many more. Typically these are given at least 6 weeks prior to travel so that there is enough time for you to develop an immune response before you are potentially exposed to an illness.


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Can you get multiple travel vaccines at once?

Can you get multiple travel vaccines at once?

Yes, you can: You can get multiple vaccines at one--both for travel or otherwise. If you get the oral typhoid vaccine, however, you shouldn't take antibiotics at the same time...Antibiotics could kill the weakened, live bacteria in the oral vaccine before they have a chance to stimulate your immune system to make antibodies against typhoid. ...Read more

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Treating Insect Bites (Tip)

Treating Insect Bites

Ask your doc if you are travelling abroad about insects and symptoms to watch out for. Get vaccines. ...See more

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Staying Healthy while Traveling (Checklist)

If flying, reset sleeping time to destination when boarding plane
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Keep up exercise
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Is it safe to get travel vaccines while pregnant?

Is it safe to get travel vaccines while pregnant?

Depends on vaccine: It is best to consult a travel medicine/infectious disease specialist to see which vaccines are recommended for the area you plan to travel to. Some vaccines contain live organisms and should not be given to pregnant women. ...Read more

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Do I need any vaccines before traveling to brazil?

Do I need any vaccines before traveling to brazil?

Travel to Brazil: Check the following cdc site for recommendations for those travelling to brazil. Read the information carefully; check the links showing parts of the country affected by particular illnesses. Use the link to find a doc well versed in travel medicine. Have a safe trip. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/brazil.htm. ...Read more

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Staying Healthy while Traveling (Tip)

Staying Healthy while Traveling

Wash your hands often, drink bottled water, and update your shots before leaving. ...See more

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Where can I get travel vaccines?

Where can I get travel vaccines?

Vaccines for travel: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list Check out this interactive website! You can learn about which vaccines are recommended for travel to a particular area of the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has a similar feature, and also has information about current outbreaks of disease. Local health departments generally admister them. Have a great trip and safe travels. ...Read more

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Can you get multiple travel vaccines at once?

Yes, you can: You can get multiple vaccines at one--both for travel or otherwise. If you get the oral typhoid vaccine, however, you shouldn't take antibiotics at the same time...Antibiotics could kill the weakened, live bacteria in the oral vaccine before they have a chance to stimulate your immune system to make antibodies against typhoid. ...Read more

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