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Travel Immunizations

Immunization Facts

  • Immunizations are one of the best ways to protect yourself from serious diseases, many of which can be life threatening.
  • The purpose of a vaccine is to stimulate the body's defense system to prepare it for a future encounter with an infectious disease.
  • Certain health conditions can dramatically increase a traveler's risk. If you’re pregnant or have a chronic medical condition such as allergies, asthma, diabetes, or epilepsy, be sure to consult a healthcare professional or a Kelsey-Seybold Travel Medicine professional prior to departure.

There are three types of immunizations:

  • Routine
  • Required
  • Recommended

Routine Immunizations

All adults should update tetanus and diphtheria immunizations every 10 years, even if there aren’t plans to travel.

Required Immunizations

Some countries will require proof of these immunizations before entry:

  • Yellow fever *Non-Kelsey-Seybold patients are required to have a good health letter from their PCP to receive the vaccine.
  • Meningococcal

Recommended Immunizations

Depending on your itinerary, planned activities and current health status, your healthcare professional may recommend one or more of these immunizations:

If traveling with children, additional vaccines may be required for them. Consult with their pediatrician or a Kelsey-Seybold Travel Medicine specialist.


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