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Travel Immunization

Before traveling out of the United States, it is best to visit your doctor to see if you are up to date with your immunization or vaccinations. You need to know the destination of travel, date of departure, the length of stay among other things your doctor will talk to you about.

According to the CDC, Ideally, set one up 4 to 6 weeks before your trip. Most vaccines take time to become effective in your body and some vaccines must be given in a series over a period of days or sometimes weeks.

If it is less than 4 weeks before you leave, you should still see your doctor. You might still benefit from shots or medications and other information about how to protect yourself from illness and injury while traveling.

CDC divides vaccines for travel into three categories: routine, recommended, and required. While your doctor will tell you which ones you should have, it’s best to be aware of them ahead of time.

See CDC’s destinations page and look up the country or countries you will visit.

PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE ON 480-598-4145 to schedule a visit for your travel vaccinations before your travel for work, pleasure, mission or others.

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