If you’re traveling abroad and are unsure of which infectious diseases are unique to the country you’ll visit, which immunizations you should have before leaving, and which preventive medications you should take with you, visit the Mercy Travel Clinic (click on Related Locations menu).
After you’ve established your travel plans, see Dr. Keith Konkol, travel medicine specialist, who is board certified in infectious disease, at the Mercy Travel Clinic. Dr. Konkol will:
Some vaccines are given in a series over several months, so plan ahead and visit the Travel Clinic well in advance of your trip. A prepared traveler is a healthy traveler. Mercyhealth knows which vaccinations you’ll need depending on where you are going. There are routine, recommended, and required vaccines that can include immunization against illnesses like diphtheria, yellow fever, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis A or B, typhoid, meningitis or measles.
Prevention is the best medicine when it comes to traveling abroad, so take the proper precautions.