Schedule an appointment with Atlanta Travel Medicine three to six weeks prior to departure, when possible. Some vaccine series require several days or weeks to administer and take full effect.
What to bring to your Atlanta Travel Medicine appointment:
- Travel itinerary
- List of current medications
- Immunization records
Atlanta Travel Medicine provides every patient with a personal destination report, including current disease outbreak / emerging infection information and physician guidance specific to each patient’s medical needs.
Atlanta Travel Medicine offers expert guidance regarding risks, exposures and avoidance measures. In addition, we provide customized travel consultation for individuals with specific medical situations including pregnant travelers, immunocompromised travelers, travelers with disabilities, and those with pre-existing medical conditions
Refer to your Atlanta Travel Medicine handouts and cdc.gov for location-specific guidance on food, beverage and environmental precautions. Other useful websites are the World Health Organization and the U.S. Department of State.
After Your Trip
What if you come home sick?
Call Atlanta Travel Medicine immediately for an appointment with one of our infectious disease specialists. In the case of a medical emergency, call 911.
Care for returning travelers often requires specialty knowledge of esoteric diseases and obscure treatments. Atlanta Travel Medicine staff has specific expertise in the area of international travel medicine. Additionally, the practice is allied with the Atlanta Clinical Care infectious disease specialty physician group.