Spring is right around the corner and for many of us, that means spring break trips. No plans for Spring Break? It isn’t too early to plan for summer travels as well. Vaccines protect travelers from getting diseases abroad that may not normally be found in the United States. Getting vaccinated against certain diseases is one of the most effective things you can do to protect your health while traveling overseas.
Make sure to plan to get the travel vaccines you need at least one month before your trip. Most vaccines need to be given ahead of time to give you full protection against a disease. Have specific questions about what vaccines you need? Contact your nearest UNI location today.
Things to Remember about Travel Immunizations:
- You should be up to date on your routine vaccines too – diseases that have been eradicated in the U.S. may still be common in other parts of the world.
- You may need other vaccines before you travel depending on your destination, your medical history, your planned activities and other health concerns. Discuss your itinerary with us at UNI to make sure you get any destination-specific vaccines and medicines.
Visit UNI Urgent Care ideally at least one month before your trip to get necessary vaccines and medicines. Even if you are a last minute traveler, there may be options for getting the vaccines and medicines you need.
How long travel vaccines last depends on the vaccine. If you’re traveling outside the United States, you should contact us to discuss your upcoming trip. We will be able to provide you with advice for any vaccines and vaccine boosters based upon where you are going and when you got your previous vaccinations. Be sure to bring your vaccine records to your appointment!