Required Travel Medicine

If you are planning to travel to certain places, you will need to present evidence that you have received the right kind of travel medicine. These can include vaccinations, physical exams, and more. Depending on where you are planning to travel, the requirements will vary.

Vaccinations

If traveling to Africa, you will need a set of vaccines. These include the hepatitis A vaccine, the yellow fever vaccine, the meningitis vaccine, the typhoid fever vaccine, the hepatitis B vaccine, the polio vaccine, and the rabies vaccine. If you are traveling to Asia, the vaccines are similar to those for Africa, with the addition of the Japanese encephalitis vaccine. The same applies for traveling to South America.

Malaria and Dengue Fever Medication

For Africa, you will also need to protect yourself against malaria. You can do this in a number of ways, from carrying pills that you have to take daily to some that you take only weekly. These can have some side effects but they are the best way to keep yourself safe. You should also consider prescription-strength mosquito repellant to prevent dengue fever and other diseased transmitted by these insects.

Traveler’s Diarrhea Medication

If you are traveling to Africa, Asia, Australia, South America, and many other locations, it is important to have medication to prevent and treat traveler’s diarrhea. This kind of diarrhea affects people who drink contaminated water, and it can ruin a trip. There is no reason to have a negative experience when you can have the right antibiotics with you.

No matter where you are traveling, it is always a good idea to speak with your doctor about what you will need. With the right vaccines and the best medications, you will have a great time without worrying about catching an illness. Ask your doctor about what you will need to travel as soon as possible.

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