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What are Travel Immunizations for Children?
Travel immunizations are provided to families whose children are in need of vaccines during a trip. Parents must be prepared and plan in advance to provide adequate care for their children if they get sick while traveling. Necessary vaccines are provided if the child is traveling outside the United States, so that they can be protected against any diseases. The pediatricians who provide these services always keep abreast of the standard recommendations for immunizations during travel and they also help to educate parents about any potential health hazards that they could face abroad. Dr. Manghnani has a special interest in travel vaccinations for children but she is not a practitioner of this service.
What is a Typhoid Vaccine?
A typhoid vaccine is administered to protect children from typhoid. Two kinds of vaccines can be administered; one is an oral vaccine while one is a shot. This vaccine is given to people who are travelling to places where typhoid is common. The typhoid shot must be given at least two weeks before travel. The vaccine to be taken orally must be consumed once every day. It must not be administered to children below the age of two or to anyone with allergies.
What are the Services provided during a Pre-Travel Appointment?
The various services provided by a medical doctor during a pre-travel appointment with your doctor are:
- Immunizations specific to the place that the child is traveling to.
- Families are also provided with the necessary information regarding the possible hazards that they could encounter abroad such as malaria or other insect-borne diseases.
- The travel vaccines are reinforcements for the regular vaccines that are provided to families who are going on a trip abroad.
- The travel vaccines are tailored for the patient based on their medical history and the possible risk factors they could face.
What are the Important Precautions before Traveling?
Travelers lose many days of their trip due to illnesses and hence they should be aware of the vaccines needed for their trip. They must research the places that they are going to visit, the time of year that they are traveling, any stopovers during their trip, and how long they will be staying. They also need to keep their physician up to date on their medical history.
What is the Pre-Travel Appointment Process?
The patient must first schedule an appointment to get the routine vaccines necessary for the country they are planning to visit. This is done around four weeks in advance so that the vaccines have enough time to take effect. To get a travel vaccine, the patient must find a qualified healthcare provider. Once this is done, the child’s medical history, their age, and other factors are taken into account in order to decide which vaccines to give the patient.
Travel vaccines protect people from unnecessary risk factors that they could come across in a foreign country. Travel vaccines are safe and an easy method to protect yourself and your child from easily preventable diseases.
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