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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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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