Traveling to different countries can be exciting. However, when you travel to a tropical or developing country, you may be unsure about the safety and quality of food and water, and may be exposed to mosquitoes and other disease-carrying insects and animals. Certain vaccine-preventable illnesses (such as polio, measles, typhoid fever) may be endemic in the countries you are traveling to. If you do not know what the risks are or how to protect against them, you may become ill or injured either while traveling or after you return home.

Dedicated to Helping You Stay Healthy as You Travel the World

At the International Travel Clinic, our goal is to help keep your trip free from illness. To meet this goal, you will be asked to complete a detailed questionnaire regarding your health and your travel itinerary. This will help us make appropriate recommendations for vaccinations and preventive medications. Advice about food and beverage precautions, protection against insects, and adequate vaccinations will also be given. Occasionally, blood tests to check whether you are immune to certain diseases (such as Measles, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B) may be recommended.

Destination

The Centers for Disease Control and the State of Florida Department of Health have designated the International Travel Clinic as a Yellow Fever Vaccination Center. Besides the yellow fever vaccine, routine vaccinations recommended in the United States (like Hepatitis B, tetanus) and vaccinations for international travel (such as Hepatitis A, typhoid) are offered.

Our staff routinely obtains information about diseases that are prevalent in countries around the world from Center for Diseases Control, World Health Organization and other sources. Diseases that you may be exposed to during your travel will be discussed.

We wish you safe and disease-free travel. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

After you return, if you develop symptoms such as fevers, chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, blood in stools, headaches, skin rash, joint and muscle pain, please schedule a follow-up visit. If you develop any complications that may be related to the vaccines or advice you received, please call us at your earliest convenience.