Catching the sights, not the bugs - Emily Brennan
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Confession: I have mixed feelings about travel clinics. On the one hand, they provide a useful service to people who might be unaware of the dangers of the exotic places they plan to visit. It’s a place for sensible counseling: Don’t eat street food! Don’t play with the stray dogs! Don’t swim in the Omo River!
Travel clinics offer a cornucopia of vaccines — yellow fever, typhoid, hepatitis A, rabies. A good travel doctor or nurse — optimally an experienced and enthusiastic traveler themselves — really knows the risk of Japanese encephalitis on your 3-week trip to Myanmar. They also have wise advice about malaria prophylaxis and other treatments to take along, just in case.
Confession: I have mixed feelings about travel clinics. On the one hand, they provide a useful service to people who might be unaware of the dangers of the exotic places they plan to visit. It’s a place for sensible counseling:
Regardless of where your visit to an exotic destination may be, it’s important that you are able to enjoy the time away. While a trip to any exotic locale is sure to be memorable, it also comes with health risks. A visit to a travel medicine clinic can help address these risks.
Passport Health is the largest and leading provider of travel medicine and immunization services in North America. With 270+ travel clinic locations, a commitment to first-class medical care, and rigorously trained medical staff, Passport Health sets the immunization industry standard. Our deep vaccine inventory and vast clinic network provides clients with what they need, when they need it. We strive to be all travelers’ one-stop-shop for all their vaccination, travel document and travel supply needs.
We are a nationwide network of primary care physicians trained in travel vaccinations, travel health, and travel safety. TCA doctors consider your individual medical history, health issues and specific itinerary. We believe, strongly, that a physician is best qualified to advise you on your travel medicine needs.
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