Travel Medicine & Immunizations

International Travel Continues to Grow Each Year

  • Travelers range in age from very young infants to the elderly and travel for a variety of reasons including:
    • Business
    • Mission Work
    • Response to International Disasters
    • Study Abroad and Research
    • Tourism and Adventure
  • The risk of becoming ill during travel depends on many factors including, but not limited to: region of the world visited, traveler's age and health status, immunization history, length of trip, and diversity of planned activities.
  • For people planning to travel out of the United States, particularly to developing countries such as Africa, Asia, and Latin America, it is important to talk to a physician who has expert knowledge of travel medicine as far in advance of your travel as possible.
  • Travel medicine physicians are up to date on international health regulations as well as which vaccines or medications would be needed in the preparation of your trip.
  • View more information on international travel.