Why You Should Get Vaccinated Before Traveling!

We all know that summertime is the best time to travel. Kids are out of school and the weather is great. But did you know that certain countries and areas require you to have certain vaccinations before visiting them? Know before you go…to another country, that is!
Plan ahead and talk to your health care provider and local pharmacists at Curtis Pharmacy beforehand to make sure you are receiving the correct vaccine and right dosage. The recommended time to get vaccinated before traveling is 4-6 weeks prior to your trip. This helps ensure the vaccine is in your system and is working properly.
In addition to research on what vaccinations you might need for your preferred travel destination, you might want to make sure you are up to date on routine adult vaccinations, such as influenza, hepatitis B, HPV and meningococcal.
Vaccinating before traveling is crucial to ensure public health and safety.  Although some diseases may have been eradicated in North America, it’s possible to contract a disease in another country and return from traveling without knowledge of being a host or carrier. Most common diseases are preventable through a vaccine and it lessens the amount of people who will contract deadly diseases. Here is a list of vaccines required in each country.

Here at Curtis Pharmacy, we can help you get the vaccines that you need to make your summer vacation one you’ll never forget! Your health and safety is important to us. Contact us today and see how we can help you.