Traveler’s Health Service


Traveler’s Health Services at Tufts Medical Center Community Care

Traveler's Health The world is becoming a “global village,” and the growing number of people from the U.S. traveling to developing countries in Asia, Africa, and South America is increasing the risk for a variety of infectious diseases. As a precautionary measure, Tufts Medical Center Community Care offers a comprehensive Traveler’s Health Service to patients from Melrose, Medford, and throughout the northern suburbs. Our infectious disease specialist provides individualized counseling on necessary precautions, immunizations, medications, and medical care for travel-related illnesses.

After a visit to Tufts Medical Center Community Care, travelers are armed with the latest information from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about emerging and well-known disease agents worldwide. Our team can substantially reduce your risk of contracting diseases with key immunizations, preventive medicine, and education before you take off on your journey.

The following immunizations are available at Tufts Medical Center Community Care’s Traveler’s Health Service:

  • Polio
  • Typhoid fever
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Yellow fever
  • JEV (Japanese encephalitis vaccine)
  • Chicken pox
  • Tetanus and diphtheria
  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
  • Meningococcal
  • Pertussis vaccine
  • Rabies

There are several factors that may influence what types of immunizations you will need on your upcoming trip. For example, what country you are traveling to, how long you will be there, and what activities you will be participating in will determine what sort of preventive care you receive. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to discuss them with our team.

Contact Tufts Medical Center Community Care today to schedule an appointment for traveler’s health services. Be sure to bring along your up-to-date vaccination records.

To view FAQs about our Traveler’s Health Service, click here.


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