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​Shara Fryer

Kelsey-Seybold Travel Medicine Is Always Her First Stop Before Traveling Out of the Country

Travel Medicine Department

Myanmar (Burma) and Vietnam

“I traveled sizeable swaths of Myanmar and Vietnam, spending a lot of time outdoors and seeing the sights,” she says.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends hepatitis A vaccine to protect against the possibility of contaminated food or water in Burma or Vietnam, regardless of where you are eating or staying.

You can also contract typhoid through contaminated food or water in Burma or Vietnam. The CDC recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.

“I traveled across many times zones and cities. So, while the trips were physically demanding, I had peace of mind in knowing I’d taken the precautions I needed. And that began with seeing Dr. Robert (Rob) Dickinson in Executive Health who directed me to Kelsey-Seybold’s Travel Medicine.

13 Convenient Travel Medicine Locations

There are 13 Kelsey-Seybold Travel Medicine locations. Shara visited the one at Main Campus, 2727 W. Holcombe Blvd.

“The Travel Medicine nurses determined what shots I needed based on which inoculations were recommended by the U.S. State Department for the countries I was visiting and for my length of stay,” Shara says. “The nurses and aides were incredibly efficient. That’s important to me. As a cancer survivor and bearer of hip replacements, I have additional needs and protections to abide with – primarily the prevention of infections that could travel to my hip joints.”

“The advice and counsel I received made all the difference in helping me finalize my travel plans. Thanks, Kelsey-Seybold,” she concludes.

A Word to the Wise

Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your seasonal flu shot.

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