Traveling overseas is an exciting adventure, whether it is for volunteering, work, or pleasure. But before you pack your passport, don’t forget about one important step: your travel medicine appointment. Depending on your destination, you will likely need travel immunizations, vaccines, or other valuable travel information. Here are our pre-vacation travel tips:
1. Schedule your appointment in advance. Crittenton Travel Medicine is conveniently located by you and is overseen by a certified physician. You should schedule your appointment 1-2 months in advance of your trip. You won’t need a prescription from your primary care physician to schedule an appointment.
2. you can expect at your appointment. Your appointment will be about an hour long and you will meet with a registered nurse trained in travel medicine. Your nurse will know the right vaccines, immunizations, or treatments for your destination.
3. What you should ask. If you are pregnant or have a chronic condition like diabetes, heart failure, or asthma you can ask how best to manage your condition at your destination. Don’t forget to ask about things like:
- What is safe to eat and drink
- Jet Lag
- Motion Sickness
- What to include in a first aid kit
- Where to go if I get sick overseas
4. After your trip. If you experience discomfort or illness from traveling, contact your primary care physician to discuss any needed tests or treatments. Don’t have one? Call us for a referral or go online.
A key part of planning your overseas vacation is your travel medicine appointment.
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