If you’re traveling overseas, particularly to the developing countries of Africa, Asia or Latin America, it’s important for you to take steps to protect your health.
Start by scheduling an appointment with one of our specialists at the Cadence Health travel medicine clinic as far in advance as possible. While the U.S. government does provide American travelers with the latest health and safety information, that data cannot replace a personal relationship with a physician who is knowledgeable about the specific needs of people who travel abroad. That’s exactly what the specialists with Cadence Health travel medicine provide.
Travel medicine is a specialized area of health care focused on protecting international travelers from diseases and illnesses. At Cadence Health, our services are tailored specifically to you, the traveler. We determine a preventive treatment plan based on your current health status, travel itinerary and the activities that you have scheduled while abroad.
Cadence Health travel medicine specialists are board certified experts in infectious diseases with access to the latest data about health conditions and disease concerns in different geographical locations. A global health information system assists our team in determining the risk assessment for your trip and what vaccinations and preventive treatments are appropriate.
Both adults and children can receive a full range of immunizations for preventable transmitted diseases from Cadence Health travel medicine. Vaccination recommendations are based on a full health assessment conducted by a specialist. Immunity after a vaccination takes time to develop. As a result, it is very important that you get vaccinated at least 10 to 14 days before you travel. After you receive the appropriate immunizations, Cadence Health will provide you with an international certificate of vaccination record (also known as “the yellow card”), which may be required for entry into many foreign countries. Check with your insurance provider directly regarding coverage for travel medicine services and schedule an appointment by calling Cadence Health at 630.315.1730. TTY for the hearing impaired 630.933.4833.
Possible necessary immunizations for your trip include:Swine flu (H1N1), yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, meningococcal meningitis, typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Twinrix (hepatitis A and B combination), rabies, tetanus/ diphtheria, tetanus and diphtheria/pertussis, polio, influenza, pneumonia, PPD skin test (for tuberculosis screening)