Autoimmune Disease Management 101: Fighting Back

Immunizations to Protect You While Traveling

Some vaccines will protect travelers against diseases that are not typically common within the United States. In addition to being immunized against region-specific diseases, a traveler should adhere to recommended and routine vaccines that a medical practice provides.

Research And Provide An Itinerary

Research the region that you will be traveling to. Review the types of sicknesses that are prevalent in the area that you will be visiting. Find out what the protocol is concerning protection against these sicknesses. Then, contact your medical provider. Set up an appointment to discuss your travel plans. Your medical provider will want to make sure that you are up to date on all of the routine shots that United States citizens receive.

Additionally, they will discuss some required immunizations that travelers must adhere to. A COVID-19 vaccine is one that many airlines require individuals to receive, prior to boarding a plane that will be traveling to a foreign country. There may be some other immunizations that are needed as well.

Your medical provider may also discuss some recommended immunizations with you. These immunizations will not be essential for travel. They will, however, reduce the likelihood of contracting specific sicknesses that may be common within the region that you will be traveling to.

Plan In Advance

You should prepare to receive a series of immunizations in advance. This will give you ample time to recover from any side effects that a particular vaccine is noted for. Most immunizations will involve pain at the injection site. You may also experience a fever and other standard side effects that are not serious. Your medical practitioner will provide you with reading materials that relate to the vaccines that you will be receiving.

Before your immunization appointment, review the materials. They will inform you about what you can expect to experience after the immunizations have been administered. This information may lessen any fears that you may have about being inoculated against specific diseases. After receiving a series of vaccines, keep track of your health.

If you experience any side effects that seem severe, contact your medical provider. In most cases, you will feel like yourself a few days after being inoculated. Your medical provider will furnish you with a copy of your immunizations. You will need to furnish this document when you are traveling. Keep the document in a safe location that you can easily access while you are en route to your travel destination.

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