13 Tips For Staying Healthy While Traveling

11.) Make Sure Your Vaccinations Are Up To Date

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The smartest way to stay healthy traveling is to check up with your doc before even leaving the country. Do you need to refresh vaccinations or immunities? Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid Fever, Yellow Fever and Cholera vaccines are a must-have for any trip you’re taking to Central and South America, Africa or Asia.

Vaccines protect travelers from serious diseases. Depending on where you travel, you may come into contact with diseases that are rare in the United States, like yellow fever. Some vaccines may also be required for you to travel to certain places. Getting vaccinated will help keep you safe and help you stay healthy during your trip. It will also help make sure that you don’t bring any serious diseases home to your family, friends, and community.

Depending on where you’re traveling, you might require vaccinations for endemic diseases or malaria preventatives. If you ever have the travel question “should I get shots before I go”, The Center for Disease Control can help you figure out what you need. Start early: some vaccines, such as the one for yellow fever, might only be available from the health department. Malaria prophylaxis generally has to be started before you enter the infected area and vaccinations take some time to kick in.