212.230.1020 202.466.8109

New York, NY
595 Madison Ave (@ 57th St)
New York, NY 10022

Washington, DC
2141 K. St., NW
Washington, DC 20037

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What is a pre-travel health consultation?
Which vaccines do I need?

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Learn how Traveler's Medical Service, the expert resource for travel medicine services, can help prepare you for an upcoming trip.

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Traveler's Medical Service, New York, NY • 212-230-1020
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What is a pre-travel health consultation?

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Provide you with current information on destination specific disease outbreaks, health risks and safety concerns.
Develop a personalized travel health risk profile including the appropriate health and safety measures based on your needs.
Recommend, discuss and administer vaccinations
Discuss specific measures to help you avoid insect bites and reduce the risk of travelers' diarrhea and other food and water borne illnesses
Prescribe medications to help prevent malaria (if applicable based on your itinerary details) and manage travelers' diarrhea
Review safety issues such as rabies avoidance, road and pedestrian safety, the risk of blood-borne infections and how to access medical care during travel.
Discuss specific risks and concerns related to age, health and medical issues. For example, children, pregnant or breastfeeding women and those with pre-existing medical conditions need special advice and preparation
Discuss the impact of environmental factors, such as altitude and air-pollution, motion sickness and jet lag and ways to manage them
Provide you with a personalized packet of valuable travel health and safety information and your official vaccination record ("yellow card") to keep with your travel documents.

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