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Treating Locally, Thinking Globally
Family vacations or traveling for work are often a staple in today’s society. Destinations span every corner of the globe. As preparations are made, it is important to note the potential health risks travelers face, as well as the necessity to get the proper immunizations to reduce the risk of contracting an illness while abroad.
IU Travel Medicine
IU Travel Medicine is a recently formed specialty providing international travelers concerned for personal health and safety the opportunity to act peremptorily against foreign illnesses, ensuring good health both before and after a trip.
Travelers are requested to submit a medical history and physical, trip itinerary, specific interventions and appropriate advice are all reviewed, ideally four to six weeks before a trip, however last minute consults can typically be accommodated.
- Administration of all recommended immunizations
- Prescriptions offered for malaria prophylaxis and traveler’s diarrhea
- Additional support and/or advice if needed during your trip may be provided by email to patients
- Upon return, should the need arise, post travel consultations are also available
- This is all provided in a highly advanced medical office with electronic medical records, on-site lab and x-ray
The following immunizations are available:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
- Influenza (seasonal and H1N1)
- IPV (polio)
- Japanese encephalitis (special request for the new 2 dose Ixiaro)
- Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
- Meningococcal (meningitis)
- Pneumonia (Pneumovax)
- Tetanus (along with Diphtheria and Pertussis, Tdap)
- Varicella (chicken pox)
- Yellow fever
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