Tips for International Travel
In the wake of recent outbreaks of measles and other highly contagious diseases in the U.S. and around the world, take these precautions before you travel.
- Review your child's immunizations with his or her doctor.
- Make sure your child has received the recommended immunizations for his or her age. Immunizations against diseases such as polio, for example, are especially important when your family travels internationally.
- In addition to the routine vaccines, your child may need others depending on where you're traveling and the activities in which you and your child will be participating.
For example, immunizations providing protection against yellow fever, typhoid fever, meningococcal disease, rabies and Japanese encephalitis may be recommended for certain destinations.
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics at healthychildren.org