Pre-Travel Appointment

travelabroad2Travel Counseling If your child or teen will be traveling internationally this spring or summer, please schedule a pre-travel appointment with their provider today.  This is important as they may need additional vaccines and or preventative medications prior to or during traveling.   A travel counseling appointment should be scheduled at least 2 months before departure.

To be well prepared for travel, consider the following questions prior to visiting the pediatrician:

  • When are you traveling, and how long will you be at each location?
  • Where are you traveling?
    • Which countries are you visiting?
    • If you are visiting more than one country, in what order will you visit these countries?
    • Where within the country or countries will you be traveling?
    • Are these destinations urban or rural?
    • Where will you be staying (sleeping) during your trip (such as hotel with air conditioning, screened cabin, open-air tents, or with family or friends)?
  • What activities will you be doing during your trip (such as hiking, backpacking, scuba diving, sightseeing, visiting family or friends, etc.)?
  • Have you traveled internationally in the past?
    • Where did you go?
    • When did you travel?

For more information and for your own review prior to your child or teen’s pre-travel appointment, it is recommended to visit the following page at http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel.

 

 

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