"Educate and Vaccinate"
Travel destinations may expose you or your children to health risks they would not experience at home. These include traveler's diarrhea, malaria, dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis, high altitude sickness, and many others. There are also common questions that arise during travel such as how to deal with jet lag, when to take medications and how particular medical conditions may affect your travel plans. Travel experts report that over 35% of travelers experience some illness while traveling. You can have a healthier trip by contacting our Travel Clinic for an appointment. It is recommended that you contact us more than a month prior to your departure.
The key to maintaining your health while you travel is preparation. Vaccinations are available to prevent many diseases you may encounter outside the United States. But often, time is required after your vaccinations to develop adequate anti-body response before you reach a country with possible contamination. When possible, scheduling an appointment with our Travel Clinic at least four weeks prior to your departure is recommended. Even if you don't have four weeks lead time, contact us for more information about how to increase your chances of having a healthy trip.
The Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital Travel Clinic provides complete travel medicine consultation. Services include:
- All necessary and required pre-travel immunizations - such as yellow fever and Japanese encephalitis, as well as more common immunizations like hepatitis A. Patients will receive the PHS 731 form required for entry in to some countries.
- Individualized Risk Assessment (health history of the individual, destination, planned activities and length of stay)
- Pre and Post Traveler Counseling
- Advice and Prescriptions for Avoiding Infectious Diseases
- Risk Management: Advice and prescriptions for environmental risks such as; malaria, traveler's diarrhea, altitude, sickness, etc.
- Advice for Travelers with Particular Medical Issues - including diabetics, pregnant travelers, and travelers taking medications that may impact travel risk.
Contact our Travel Medicine Health Experts: To make an appointment you may call: 781.348.2141
(You may call the Travel Clinic directly: 781.348.2141)