Immunizations

Immunizations of Worldwide Importance

Required and recommended immunizations, in most instances, can be given in one visit to our TravelWell clinic.

Tetanus/Diphtheria
Recommended every five to 10 years, regardless of destination

Poliomyelitis
Recommended booster for adults traveling to developing countries

Influenza
Recommended annually for high-risk travelers (e.g. elderly, healthcare workers, travelers with history of splenectomy)

Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)
Recommended for all travelers born after 1956 who have not had measles or those who have not had a booster since 1980

Pneumococcal Pneumonia
Recommended for travelers with high risk of contracting Streptococcus pneumonia (e.g., elderly, chronic smokers)

Hepatitis B
Recommended for healthcare workers in areas of high prevalence of this illness.  Also, recommended for long-term travelers and those relocating to countries with a high Hepatitis B prevalence  
 

Immunizations of Special Importance

Hepatitis A
Recommended for all travelers to developing countries

Yellow Fever
Required for travelers to endemic areas

Typhoid
Recommended for travelers to developing countries where there is prolonged travel off the usual tourist routes or where there is anticipated exposure to impure water and unhygienic food

Meningococcal Meningitis
Recommended for travelers visiting areas recognized as having seasonal outbreaks or epidemic meningococcal disease.  May be required in certain circumstances

Rabies
Recommended for travelers who will be living or working in countries where rabies is endemic, especially in the domestic population. Children are at greater risk. If exposed through an animal bite, post-exposure shots are required even if a prevention shot was given

Japanese Encephalitis
Recommended for travelers to endemic regions (rice growing/pig farming areas) in rural and Southeast Asia

TravelWell Clinic Location:

550 Peachtree Street, 7th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 404-686-5885
Fax: 404-686-4508

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