Going somewhere? Let the VNA help plan your next trip abroad.
Call the Steamboat
VNA Office at 970-879-1632 for a Travel Clinic appointment
The Travel Clinic will
- A review your travel itinerary and health history
- An assessment of your risk for acquiring
illnesses while abroad
- An individualized recommendation for
travel-related vaccines and travel medicines
- Access to all U. S. licensed Travel Vaccines
recommended or required for international travel
Travelers Should Plan Ahead!!!
- Best to call ahead! Plan your first trip to the
Travel Clinic 2 months
before your departure date. Several vaccines require a series of
shots spread out over 4-6 weeks and take time to work.
- Prior to departure, you may need an appointment
to see you physician to obtain a physical exam, obtain prescription
medications for (traveler's diarrhea, anitmalarials, etc) and obtain
a statement from your physician to carry prescription medications
- For travel health consultation, advance
appointments are needed. Allow 45 minutes for one person, add 15 minutes
for each additional person.
Travel Vaccine & Vaccine Supply
- Travelers should refer to Chapter
5: Yellow Fever Vaccine Requirements and Information on Malaria Risk and
Prophylaxis, by Country in CDC Health Information for International
Travel, the Yellow Book, for information about which countries require
yellow fever vaccination for entry and for which countries CDC recommends
yellow fever vaccination. In the absence of a country requirement, CDC
does not recommend yellow fever vaccination for travel to a country if the
traveler's itinerary does not include travel to a yellow fever-endemic area.
Typhoid vaccines are available and both are
effective. Typhim Vi is given by injection and provides 2 years of
immunity, licensed for age 2 years and up; Vivotif is a series
of 4 capsules taken over 7 days and provides 5 years of immunity, licensed
for age 6 years and up.
vaccine is again available for the pre-exposure series over a minimum of 21
days. The Rabies pre-exposure series should be considered
for persons whose activities bring them into frequent contact with rabies virus
or potentially rabid animals, such as veterinarians and their staff, animal
handlers, rabies researchers, and certain laboratory workers. Some international
travelers may be candidates for pre-exposure vaccination if they are likely to
come in contact with animals in areas where dog or other animal rabies is
enzootic, and immediate access to appropriate medical care, including rabies
vaccine and immune globulin, could be limited. For more information, visit the
Rabies Traveler's Health page.
- A Polio
booster vaccine is recommended for adults, when
traveling to certain areas of the world. For
current information on the status of polio eradication efforts and vaccine
recommendations consult the Travel Notices at http://www.cdc.gov/travel/ or the
Global Polio Eradication Initiative (http://www.polioeradication.org/).
- Influenza (flu) is
transmitted year-round in the tropics. It's Not Too Late to Get Your Flu
Vaccine. Flu vaccine supply is plentiful.
encephalitis vaccine is NOT recommended for all travelers to Asia. In general,
vaccine should be considered by persons spending a month or longer in endemic
areas during the trans-mission season, especially if travel will include rural
areas. The vaccine should be considered for persons spending <30 days in
endemic areas if traveling to areas experiencing epidemic transmission and for
persons whose activities include extensive outdoor activities in rural areas.
Japanese encephalitis vaccine is recommended for U. S. expatriates who plan to
reside in areas where Japanese encephalitis is endemic or epidemic (residence
during a transmission season). To asses risk for acquiring Japanese encephalitis
consult these CDC resources: table & map).
in the United States and many other countries around the world are getting sick
with 2009 H1N1 flu. It’s important to think about how the flu may affect your
travel plans. On this page, you can find helpful information about 2009 H1N1 flu
and travel. The H1N1 vaccine is available for ALL persons, but should be given
one month before departure to be fully effective. Additional information may be
found at http://www.cdc.gov/H1N1FLU
vaccinations should be up to date before international travel. The risk of
exposure to diseases not common in the U.S., such as measles and diphtheria,
increase when traveling. Recommended routine vaccinations may be found on the
CDC web site: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/default.htm
THE DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT: Please arrive at the clinic 10 minutes
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- Bring your vaccination records and list of
- The additional 10 minutes are needed to complete
your registration forms prior to your scheduled appointment time.
- The time also allows for review of your
personalized, destination-specific health recommendations.
- Be sure you have eaten breakfast or lunch.
Receiving vaccination on an empty stomach is never a good idea!
- Allow plenty of time for your
appointment. Reviewing travel health and health recommendations takes