Travel Medicine

Don’t travel abroad without your immunizations

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:

  • Review your itinerary
  • Assess your individual health risks
  • Provide preventive treatment, such as immunizations
  • Prescribe preventive medication for the trip
  • Give you disease information about the country you’ll be visiting
  • Provide follow-up care upon your return

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.


Mercyhealth West

1000 Mineral Point Ave.
Janesville, WI 53548

Phone: (608) 756-6800


Dr. Keith Konkol, infectious disease, internal medicine, travel medicine

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