International Travel services provide accurate up to date information on vaccinations and agents or measures used to prevent the spread of disease which are recommended and/or required for anyone traveling to areas of the world where diseases such as Measles, Poliomyelitis, Typhoid Fever, Viral Hepatitis, Yellow Fever and Malaria occur.
The risk for acquiring an illness when traveling internationally depends on the area of the world you are visiting and the activities you are engaged in. When traveling to developing countries the risk of illness is greater than when traveling to developed areas. Living conditions and standards of sanitation, hygiene and immunization coverage levels vary throughout the world.
If you are traveling to tourist areas on itineraries that do not include visits to rural areas you may have a lower risk of exposure to food or water of questionable quality. Those travelers who visit small cities or villages off the usual tourist routes, who spend extended periods of time, or who have contact with children are at increased risk of contracting an infectious disease. Exposure to water and food of questionable quality and close contact with local residents who may harbor organisms can also increase your chance of contracting diseases.
Some Countries require an international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever as a condition for entry. If a traveler arrives from a country infected with the disease, current information must be considered in determining if vaccination is required.
Additional protection with certain vaccines or a booster vaccine and other preventative measures may be advised for travelers. Therefore we recommend international travelers contact the health department at least 6 weeks prior to departure to schedule an appointment to obtain current health information on the countries they are planning to visit.
Vaccines provided are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Tetanus, MMR, Meningococcal, Varicella, Typhoid, Polio and Yellow Fever.
For additional information see the CDC Internet web site at http:/www.cdc.gov/travel/index.htm