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Immunizations for foreign travel.
Yale J Biol Med. 1992 Jul-Aug; 65(4):293-315.YJ

Abstract

One of the most important aspects of preparing travelers for destinations throughout the world is providing them with immunizations. Before administering any vaccines, however, a careful health and immunization history and travel itinerary should be obtained in order to determine vaccine indications and contraindications. There are three categories of immunizations for foreign travel. The first category includes immunizations which are routinely recommended whether or not the individual is traveling. Many travelers are due for primary vaccination or boosting against tetanus-diphtheria, measles-mumps-rubella, pneumococcal pneumonia, and influenza, for example, and the pre-travel visit is an ideal time to administer these. The second category are immunizations which might be required by a country as a condition for entry; these are yellow fever and cholera. The final category contains immunizations which are recommended because there is a risk of acquiring a particular disease during travel. Typhoid fever, meningococcal disease, rabies, and hepatitis are some examples. Travelers who are pregnant or who are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus require special consideration. Provision of appropriate immunizations for foreign travel is an important aspect of preventing illness in travelers.

Authors+Show Affiliations

The International Traveler's Medical Service, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington 06030-3212.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1337807

Citation

Hill, D R.. "Immunizations for Foreign Travel." The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, vol. 65, no. 4, 1992, pp. 293-315.
Hill DR. Immunizations for foreign travel. Yale J Biol Med. 1992;65(4):293-315.
Hill, D. R. (1992). Immunizations for foreign travel. The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, 65(4), 293-315.
Hill DR. Immunizations for Foreign Travel. Yale J Biol Med. 1992 Jul-Aug;65(4):293-315. PubMed PMID: 1337807.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Immunizations for foreign travel. A1 - Hill,D R, PY - 1992/7/1/pubmed PY - 1992/7/1/medline PY - 1992/7/1/entrez SP - 293 EP - 315 JF - The Yale journal of biology and medicine JO - Yale J Biol Med VL - 65 IS - 4 N2 - One of the most important aspects of preparing travelers for destinations throughout the world is providing them with immunizations. Before administering any vaccines, however, a careful health and immunization history and travel itinerary should be obtained in order to determine vaccine indications and contraindications. There are three categories of immunizations for foreign travel. The first category includes immunizations which are routinely recommended whether or not the individual is traveling. Many travelers are due for primary vaccination or boosting against tetanus-diphtheria, measles-mumps-rubella, pneumococcal pneumonia, and influenza, for example, and the pre-travel visit is an ideal time to administer these. The second category are immunizations which might be required by a country as a condition for entry; these are yellow fever and cholera. The final category contains immunizations which are recommended because there is a risk of acquiring a particular disease during travel. Typhoid fever, meningococcal disease, rabies, and hepatitis are some examples. Travelers who are pregnant or who are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus require special consideration. Provision of appropriate immunizations for foreign travel is an important aspect of preventing illness in travelers. SN - 0044-0086 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1337807/Immunizations_for_foreign_travel_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/1337807/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -