The trip is booked, you are excited, you have taken care of the last minute loose ends at home and work, and you are beginning to pack for your trip! You’ve had your recommended travel shots but what else can…
The vaccines necessary for international travel are often not covered by medical insurance. The Travel Doctor staff is well versed in insurance coverages and is available to discuss vaccine fees with you before you make a final decision about your trip.
Be prepared for this common situation when you are traveling. Know prevention tactics, what to do if you contract Travelers Diarrhea, and which warning signs should prompt you to contact your physician. Details are in this article about Travel Preparedness.
Travelers visiting Africa have the highest risk of contracting Malaria, with cases also seen in those who have traveled to Asia, Oceania, Central and South America, the Caribbean and the Middle East. Your doctor can prescribe medications (depending upon the area and length of travel) to help prevent malaria; however, none of these are 100% effective in prevention, and therefore protective measures against mosquito bites is also highly recommended.