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We are happy that we can help you with most of your travel necessities. We suggest to start planning for your travel related medical necessities about 1-2 months before travel.

The official recommendations for travel immunizations and malaria prevention from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can be accessed following the link:

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/

If immunizations or malaria medications are needed or if you have questions and would like to talk to our nurses, please have the following information available:

-          Countries  of destination and exact regions

-          Dates of departure and return

-          Current immunization status (if it was not all in our practice)

-          Current medication

-          Allergies

We can provide the following immunizations:

Vaccine

Recommendations:

Routine

 

Recommended if you are not up-to-date with routine shots such as, measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) vaccine, poliovirus vaccine, etc.

Hepatitis A

 

Recommended for all unvaccinated people traveling to or working in countries with an intermediate or high level of hepatitis A virus infection (see map)  where exposure might occur through food or water. Cases of travel-related hepatitis A can also occur in travelers to developing countries with "standard" tourist itineraries, accommodations, and food consumption behaviors.

Hepatitis B 

Recommended for all unvaccinated persons traveling to or working in countries with intermediate to high levels of endemic Hepatitis B transmission (see map) , especially those who might be exposed to blood or body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident).

Polio 

 

Recommended for travelers over 18 years of age who have received a primary series with either inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) or oral polio vaccine (OPV), or travelers who have not completed their series. They should receive another dose of IPV before departure. For adults, available data do not indicate the need for more than a single lifetime booster dose with IPV.

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/in-the-news/polio-outbreaks.htm

Typhoid 

 

Recommended for all unvaccinated people traveling to or working in many countries of Central and South America, Caribbean, Asia and Africa especially if visiting smaller cities, villages, or rural areas and staying with friends or relatives where exposure might occur through food or water.

There are two typhoid vaccines- one is in pill form and can be administered to kids older than 6, and one injectable that is available for kids older than 2 years of age. There is no vaccine available for kids under 2. Our providers can write prescriptions for the pill or injectable vaccine for the pharmacy to dispense the medicine and you can bring it to our office and the nurses can give the injection.

Rabies 

 

Recommended for travelers to certain countries who will be spending a lot of time outdoors, especially in rural areas, involved in activities such as bicycling, camping, hiking, or work. Also, children are considered at higher risk because they tend to play with animals and may not report bites. Our providers can write prescriptions for the injectable vaccine for the pharmacy to dispense the medicine and you can bring it to our office and the nurses can give the injection.

 

Please check with your insurance to verify coverage and have your pharmacy name and location.

Our providers can provide prescriptions for medicine to prevent malaria infections. 

We can not provide Yellow Fever or Japanese encephalitis vaccines. If any of our patients plan traveling to areas that require these two immunizations, we recommend a visit to one of the local travel clinics listed below:

MetroWest Medical Center -  Framingham Union Campus
115 Lincoln Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Tel: 508-383-1473
Fax: 508-383-1539

UNIVERSITY of MASSACHUSETTS - Memorial Medical Center
119 Belmont Street
Outpatient North 1
Worcester, MA 01655
Tel: 508-334-5481
Fax: 508-334-2005

MOUNT AUBURN HOSPITAL - Travel Medicine Center
330 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: 617-499-5757 or 617-499-5026 (post-travel problems)
Fax: 617-499-5686

LAHEY CLINIC  -The Travel and Tropical Medicine Center
41 Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01805
Tel: 781-744-8860 or 781-744-8164
Fax: 781-744-5235

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL - Travelers' Advice and Immunization Center
55 Fruit Street
Cox Building, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Tel: 617-724-6454
Fax: 617-726-7653

BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER - Travel Clinic
Dowling Building, Ground Floor
850 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
Tel: (617) 414-4290
Fax: 617) 414-5503

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL BOSTON - Travel & Geographic Medicine Clinic
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617-355-5945

TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER - Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
800 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Tel: 617-636-7001
Fax: 617-636-852
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