Posted on Jun 01, 2009 | Comments 0
When you travel the world over you have to worry about keeping in the pink.
It is well advised if you are knowledgeable about any agents that can cause you to become ill.
Most people don’t think about their health when they are going on vacation.
If illness strikes it can ruin your holiday or have even more serious consequences. [Travel Health Care]
Step 1- The first thing you should do is set up an appointment with your healthcare provider. It’s best to see your physician at least 4 weeks before you intend to depart but wait no longer than six weeks.
If you will be needing vaccinations some of them may be given in a series and you want to have enough time to finish the succession.
Even if you are leaving in less than four weeks, still see the doctor as he may be able to give you injections or shots that will keep you from getting ill while away.
Step 2- Do you know what types of travel vaccinations you will need when you intend to go for a long tour? The Center for Disease Control categorizes vaccines into three types.
They are required, recommended and routine. You should do your research on where you will be traveling and what types of vaccinations you should have even before you see the doctor.
- Routine Vaccinations
Everyone that is traveling will need to be up to date on their routine vaccinations. You want to be sure that you receive them as there are still many diseases in other parts of the world that have not yet been conquered. Many of them may be rare, but it is best not to take any chances.
- Recommended Vaccinations
Getting these types of injections is designed to protect you from many diseases that are in existence in a variety of countries. You also don’t want to transport diseases that are infections to other nations. Which ones you’ll need will depend upon where you are going and where you will be visiting when you get there.
- Required Vaccinations
There is just a single vaccination that the International Health Regulations requires and is for yellow fever especially when traveling to countries that are in tropical South America and the Africa’s sub-Saharan region. If you are traveling to Saudi Arabia for travel during the annual Hajj you will need to receive the Meningococcal vaccine to prevent meningitis infection before you can enter the country.
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