Fort Wayne, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - The Fort Wayne- Allen County Department of Health’s comprehensive Travel Clinic has got some great tips to help vacationers and travelers heading abroad.
Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, the Travel Clinic wants to make sure your trip is a safe one and that you return home as healthy as when you left. The clinic provides immunizations such as rabies and yellow fever, prescription medications for malaria and typhoid, and other information about the health-related risks when traveling abroad.
During the appointment, a nurse will review your travel itinerary and health history and make recommendations for vaccines or other medications based on the destination. They will also counsel you on how to stay healthy and what to do if you get sick.
Because some vaccines need time to take effect and may require more than one dose for full protection, residents are encouraged to make their appointments at least 4 to 6 weeks before the departure date.
Travel appointments are available Monday through Friday. Please call (260) 449-3514 to schedule today. There is a cost for the vaccines plus a $20 consultation fee when prescribing anti-malarial drugs.
For more information, visit the Travel Clinic page on the Department of Health’s Web site.
Tips for Travelers
-Set up a pre-travel consultation with your health care provider, at least 4 to 6 weeks prior to travel
-Follow the advice of your healthcare provider by getting any shots or medicines that are recommended for you before you leave.
-Be careful of what you eat and drink while you are gone.
-Use sunscreen and insect repellent as directed.
-Respect your host country and its people by following local laws and customs
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