Do I Need Vaccinations to Travel?
If you’re about to embark on an international trip, you may need to receive one or more vaccinations to help protect you against diseases that are prevalent in other parts of the world. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has established detailed vaccination guidelines for every country. You can visit the CDC’s website for complete information, but travelers to any country are encouraged to be up-to-date on all routine vaccines, which include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chickenpox), polio and influenza (flu) vaccines.
It’s important to note that an individual’s recommended travel vaccinations will vary according to his or her age, health situation and the purpose and duration of the trip. For example, you will likely require additional vaccinations if you are pregnant, have a condition that impacts your immune system or are staying in a rural area for an extended period of time.
Travel Vaccinations at Tufts Medical Center Community Care
Tufts Medical Center Community Care is pleased to provide comprehensive travelers’ health services, including travel vaccinations, to patients throughout north suburban Boston. Our physicians carefully follow all vaccination guidelines established by the CDC and can recommend appropriate advice based on your unique health situation and travel plans. And, with multiple convenient locations and ample appointment availability, we make it simple to prepare for international travel.
Enjoy your travels with less worry about getting sick—contact Tufts Medical Center Community Care today to learn more about our approach to travel vaccinations or to schedule an appointment.