Some Useful Tips On Travel Vaccination

The number of people traveling abroad has exploded in the past 5 years because of the growth of budget carriers. People who were not able to afford flying to far off places due to the higher cost associated with complete carrier airlines earlier are now able to fly cheaply.

The increase in travelers brings with it its own set of problems. People are traveling to countries with endemic diseases that the travelers don’t have any natural immunity against. For instance, malaria isn’t endemic in the Europe and United States but is very common in Africa and few Asian countries.

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Travelers are among the biggest transmitters of infectious diseases. Transmission of these diseases is more fecund and fast due to aviation. It’s like aviation has unleashed the infectious agents on the planet. Remember the rate with which SARS spread from Hong Kong to other parts of the world.

So as to prevent yourself from getting infected and also avoid becoming a carrier of the disease, it is important to have some knowledge about the travel vaccinations. You must consider the following tips on travel vaccinations:

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Figure out the diseases prevalent in the place or country which you are going to visit in your next trip.

Find out if they need to be vaccinated against the diseases endemic in that country because some diseases only impact those of a specific age group.

Check if they have been vaccinated before for these diseases. For example, people are not much aware of the meningococcal vaccine and chances are that they may not get this vaccination before.

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Check if they require revaccination, if they’ve already received the vaccine before. Some vaccines require boosters or revaccination after a certain time period while others do not.

Equip yourself with a medical travel kit that includes relevant medical accessories and medicines.