Texas Specialty Clinic offers pretravel medical care for travelers, including vaccinations, medications, and travel advice. Call the office or schedule an appointment online for a travel medicine appointment at least two months before you plan to leave.
Thanks to the success of vaccinations, people living in the United States aren’t familiar with many contagious diseases. But those diseases are still common in foreign countries, and other unexpected health conditions can develop suddenly and spread quickly.
You’ll enjoy disease-free travel when you get vaccinations to protect you from diseases known to exist in the places you plan to visit. Malaria, typhoid fever, yellow fever, and Japanese encephalitis are just a few of the health threats you can prevent with pretravel vaccinations.
Some vaccinations take four to six weeks before they start working, and others may require two doses, so you need to get started with pretravel care long before your departure date.
Advance planning is crucial for preventing illness. Dr. Bellos can review medical history and provide an exam. Preparation includes flu vaccination, medications for potential illnesses, and a sufficient supply of everyday medications. Chronic diseases may require additional travel shots. Safety tips include safe food, water, medical care abroad, and protection against mosquitoes and malaria.