Does the Country You’re Visiting Require Travel Vaccinations and Immunizations?

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People are finally flying again, making it important to practice disease prevention if you are traveling abroad. While you don’t need vaccinations traveling within the US, visiting other countries may put you at risk for diseases that may not normally be found here in the United States. Depending on the country you are visiting, the US recommends getting vaccinations so you can stay healthy while entering foreign countries abroad. 

Why Vaccinate

This is important because you could come into contact with diseases like the measles. While it is rare in the United States it is still common in popular destinations like Europe for example. The last thing you want to do is leave the US unprotected! You might need the yellow fever vaccine, the typhoid vaccine or a medicine that deters malaria, a mosquito-borne parasitic disease. Vaccine recommendations can also depend on your age, health (like a pre-existing condition) as well as your itinerary (maybe you are visiting multiple destinations in your travels or a country that has many health risks). 

Countries that don’t require travel vaccines:

  • The Czech Republic
  • England
  • Denmark
  • Maldives
  • Norway
  • Aruba
  • Sweden
  • Portugal
  • Cyprus
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • The Dominican Republic
  • Belize
  • South Africa
  • Costa Rica
  • Turkey
  • Greece

Seeing a Travel Medicine Specialist

When traveling to other countries that do require vaccinations, seeing a travel medicine specialist like Dr. Abroon is a smart choice. We are pleased to offer travel vaccinations and immunizations at our medical office on the Upper East Side. Our experienced doctor is always happy to go over vaccines and immunization requirements with you so you can be better prepared abroad. Typical vaccines and immunizations may include the typhoid vaccine or the meningococcal (meningitis) vaccine. Dr. Abroon can also provide boosters for vaccines that are usually given during childhood, including diphtheria, measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), hepatitis A and hepatitis B. 

Don’t Delay, Call Today!

If you are getting ready to travel abroad, it’s important to get vaccinated at least a month before you travel so your body can build up immunity. If you would like to learn more about travel vaccinations and immunizations or want to go ahead and schedule your appointment, we invite you to reach out to our medical office in New York, New York at (212) 288-0900. Before you know it, people will be wishing you happy travels!