Traveling around the world and seeing some of the most beautiful places it has to offer is breathtaking. But there is much more to traveling than running through airports, packing bags, and eating good food. There are a lot of potential for illness if you forget to take precautions before you go on your trip and many people are not aware of the risks when traveling.
Prevent Catching a Disease
Preventing illness is one of the best reasons to get travel vaccines. Not only do they reduce your risk of getting sick, but they also reduce the risk of spreading disease to others around you. If you are visiting a country where there is a risk of certain diseases, then you should make sure that your body is protected against those illnesses so that you don’t get sick or pass them on to someone else.
Proof of Vaccination
In some cases, certain vaccines are required before you enter a country. Before departing, you should consult with your medical care provider to learn which vaccines you need before visiting a country. Some of The World Health Organization’s (WHO) vaccines to have before traveling:
Smart Healthcare Decisions
When you get a vaccine, it helps your body build immunity to an illness or disease. This means that if you get exposed to the pathogen that causes that illness or disease, your body will fight it off with no problems. This can help you avoid having to go to the doctor and spend money on hospitalization and medical care.
Remember to get the vaccine at least 4-6 weeks before you travel abroad. If you are in need of a vaccine or medication, Dr. Patel’s office in the Bronx, New York is available so you can protect your health while traveling.
By Chaula Patel, MD
January 30, 2023