CDC Recommended Travel Vaccinations

CDC Recommended Travel VaccinationsCDC Recommended Travel vaccinations are important for anyone traveling internationally.  Traveling internationally can place the you at risk.  Furthermore, traveling internationally without your CDC recommended travel vaccinations increases the risks of bringing diseases such as Measles,  Malaria, or Typhoid back into the country after traveling.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says:

Each year, unvaccinated travelers get measles and bring it home. This has sometimes led to outbreaks. The majority of measles cases brought into the United States come from U.S. residents who were traveling abroad.  Vaccination is the best protection against measles. Before going to a foreign country, make sure you and your family are immune to measles. Ask your doctor if anyone in your family needs MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine.¹

        Atlanta Travel Medicine Clinic provides the resources you need to protect your health while traveling abroad.  We provide a variety of vaccinations, all of them on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended  travel vaccinations list for international travelers.

These risks depend on a number of things including:

  • Where you are traveling.

  • Your activities while traveling.

  • The state of your health.

  • Your vaccination history.

There are many vaccine-preventable diseases that are not so common in the US and even rate. Some of these are measles and pertussis, but they are still common elsewhere in the world. Many traveling activities are where the spreading of these types of diseases happen so it is always important to get the CDC Recommended Travel vaccinations, and what better place than Atlanta Travel Medicine.

Sources:

1 Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/features/vaccines-travel/index.html