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International travel, whether for personal or business reasons, can be challenging and demanding. Travelers may need to be vaccinated against some of the serious diseases that are found in other parts of the world. Vaccinations can help protect you against diseases such as yellow fever and tick-borne encephalitis, among others.
The UHealth Travel Medicine Clinic is here to provide you with needed country-specific information, travel vaccines and medications for you, the international traveler.
We will recommend a plan of treatment aimed to protect you during your travels. The types of immunizations and other protective measures can vary depending on your travel plans and your particular risk level. Consultations will cover all relevant topics including:
- Detailed travel medicine reports for each country visited.
- Advice on health concerns endemic to countries visited.
- Detailed prevention strategies for:
- Insect-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and Japanese encephalitis.
- Food and water-borne illness such as traveler’s diarrhea and schistosomiasis.
- High altitude sickness.
- Specific traveler related issues including pregnant travelers, travel with children, solo travelers and female travelers.
- TB testing if applicable.
Many illnesses may only manifest after your return to the U.S. Screening for certain illnesses such as tuberculosis or intestinal parasites can save you from more serious problems later on. We can provide for the treatment of post travel-related diseases or arrange for timely consultations to specialized units if needed.
Itinerary-specific, pre-travel consultation and immunization for children and adults, including:
- Hepatitis A, typhoid, meningococcal, and Japanese encephalitis vaccines
- All other recommended vaccines (e.g. tetanus, measles/mumps/rubella, polio, hepatitis B, and others)
- Advice on the prevention of disease transmitted by mosquitoes such as dengue fever and Japanese B encephalitis
- Advice on malaria prevention — where, when, and how
- Advice on the prevention and treatment of traveler’s diarrhea
- Advice on special issues such as medical care abroad, altitude sickness, and jet lag
- Information regarding travel with children or during pregnancy
- Travel health advice for individuals with chronic diseases including immunosuppressive disorders
- Education on how to help prevent the development of blood clots in the lower extremities during long flights(thought this would be a good service if we could provide)
Travel vaccines keep individuals healthy by protecting against life-threatening diseases. This is the first and most important step that you, the traveler, should take in preparing for international travel. You may require several kinds of travel immunizations.
All immunizations on the CDC list are 100% covered for UM/Aetna medical plan participants. Some co-pays may apply for consultations. Faculty and staff not participating in the UM/Aetna medical plan should contact their insurance carrier for coverage and benefit information
Items Needed During Appointment
- Health and Immunization history
- Current Medications
- List of any existing health problems or conditions
- Itinerary, with Destinations Accommodations and Length of stay
- Details of Planned Activities such as a jungle walk, river rafting, tour of outlying villages, etc.