Plan For Typhoid Fever Vaccination Prior to International Summer Travel

The summer travel season is just around the corner. Now is the time to make your travel clinic appointments in order to prepare for your travel health and safety. It is best to make your appointment at least 6 weeks or more prior to departure. International Travel Care will discuss concerns, vaccinations, and medications necessary according […]

4 Reasons To Get Your Yellow Card

Did you know that the yellow fever vaccine is a necessity when traveling to some countries? Since there is a shortage right now, it’s imperative you plan well for your trip. In this blog, read about the importance of getting a yellow fever vaccine. Summer is a popular time for many people to take a […]

Are You Concerned About The Safety Of Your Child While Studying Abroad?

Do you have a student traveling abroad this year?  You may be wondering what you can do to keep your child safe as far as their health goes, but don’t know where to start.  International Travel Care is a travel clinic that has consulted with thousands of world travelers on the vaccinations they need to […]

The Typhoid Vaccine And Your Travel Plans

Students who are planning to study abroad over the second semester of the school year are beginning to think about what things they may need to take care ahead of time in order to adequately prepare for their trip.  A few weeks ago I made an announcement of a shortage of the injectable typhoid vaccine, […]

Meningitis: Required Vaccination For Pilgrimage To Mecca

For those of the Muslim religion, fall means the time has come for the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia for Hajj.  Hajj takes place from approximately October 13th – October 18th.  Mass gatherings, such as Hajj, contain unique health risks due to the large groups of people in close quarters.  In this blog, I […]

Current Typhoid Vaccination Shortage: Where To Get It

Travelers visiting developing countries this fall should be aware of typhoid and how to prevent it.  Contracting typhoid could result in the development of the life threatening disease, typhoid fever.  One thing to be aware of for traveling to developing countries this year is the shortage of typhoid vaccinations.  In this blog I’m going to […]

How To Prevent JE When Your Military Family Is Stationed Abroad

People in the military who are stationed overseas, particularly in parts of Asia, have different vaccination needs for their infants and toddlers than people in the U.S.  What I want to focus on for this week’s blog is Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and the vaccination that can help safeguard your children against the disease. About Japanese […]

Foods To Avoid When Traveling Abroad

When traveling abroad this summer, it’s important to be aware of the types of food that are okay to eat and the type of food you should avoid.  Awareness of foods to avoid while in a foreign country will help prevent against Hepatitis A as well as Typhoid; two diseases that are both spread by […]

Typhoid Fever And Mission Trips

Typhoid fever is a concern in some countries that travelers should be made aware of prior to departure.  Over the summer students will pack their bags, pack their cameras, hug parents goodbye and will trek off to another part of the world to help make a developing country a better place.  Whether it’s for church, college credit, […]

Rabies Pre-exposure Vaccination

With summer travel just around the corner (crossing my fingers here, will the snow ever stop!?) I wanted to touch on rabies again this week.  During the summer there is an influx of Minnesotans just itching to take advantage of our beautiful weather.  Whether you’re camping, at the cabin, or at the dog park this […]