The first thing that comes to our mind when planning a travel is to get our travel documents ready, however it is equally important to get all the required vaccinations. Certain unfortunate circumstances may spoil our fun and adventure during our travel and we may end up spending most of our time sick in bed. It is extremely important to prepare well in advance and to learn everything about the place we are visiting. We should know about the local climate and common diseases that can be contracted, once we have those information then we can get proper travel immunizations. These shots will help us in combating those diseases by creating specific antibodies in our body.
Types of Travel Vaccinations
There are three major types of travel vaccinations; they are
• Routine vaccines: Routine vaccines are the standard vaccinations that are administered to the general population in the United States. These vaccines are for those diseases that might break out occasionally in the United States, but can be quite common in other countries. Being up to date with the routine vaccines might help us during our travel time.
• Recommended vaccines: Recommended vaccines are those which a doctor will recommend you before you travel to countries with a high risk of contracting certain diseases. These vaccinations also indirectly help to prevent breaking out of diseases in other countries due to travelers.
• Required Vaccines: Required vaccines are for certain dangerous diseases and are essential before travelling to a specific country. It is mandatory when you visit these countries, as these countries require you to be suitably immunized against specific diseases. They will prevent you from entering their country if you have not taken these required vaccines.
The standard travel vaccinations include vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Yellow fever, rabies, Meningococcal disease, malaria and Japanese Encephalitis. Usually you might need one or more of these vaccines and the country that you visit will determine the vaccines you will need. Even in the same country you might need different vaccines for visiting an urban destination and a rural destination. You can get all the necessary information about travel vaccinations in this webpage http://www.vaccinehub.com.au/travel-vaccination-advice. The doctor administering you the vaccine should be made aware of your medical history, age and other relevant details before you get your shot.
“Prevention is better than cure”, do not forget to to get all the necessary shots before you visit another country.