Friday, August 31, 2012

Why to Visit Travel Clinics Before you leave the Port?

One of my friends loves to travel and being a frequent traveler, he is often exposed to many infections and other skin problems. Although he carries all types of vaccines required for a safe travel, still he visits travel clinics to prevent other ailments and diseases, which could stall his further travelling plans. He also gets vaccinations for various life-threatening diseases while on the move.
After a long discussion with him, I concluded that travel clinics are of immense importance in the life of a traveler. Nowadays, due to lower travelling cost, it is easy to explore destinations like the turquoise waters of exotic white sand beaches, lion safaris in South Africa, the temples and pyramids of Mexico and Egypt, castles in Scotland’s etc. However, while planning and making all the arrangements we all tend to forget one the most important aspect i.e. our health. If we are sick or suffering from any health problem, we can never enjoy our trip. Therefore, it is essential to visit a physician’s clinic before fastening your seat belts for the roller coaster ride.
One of the main reasons to visit the clinic is to get all the indispensable vaccinations as per the laws of the country you are travelling. Various nations require the travelers to get vaccinations for horrifying diseases like yellow fever, before entering the country, thus making it necessary for them to visit a travel clinic. As told by my friend, “In some African and South American countries, travelers are required to get yellow fever vaccinations before making an entry in the country,” which is the best way to prevent this life-threatening disease.
Besides Yellow Fever Immunization, other diseases that can be prevented by considering the advice of a physician are:
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • European tick-borne encephalitis
  • Rabies
  • Typhoid
  • Polio
  • Tetanus
  • Influenza
  • Cholera
Many people are not aware of the intricate laws of the country; they are travelling in, pertaining to travelers. The counselors and doctors of travel clinics make sure that you fill all the required forms and fulfill all the terms and conditions related to your health before starting the journey.
Additionally, they also help you in getting the required medicines that may come handy while you travel. After a complete check-up and scan, the doctor may give you a prescription that can be used while on the trip. Do not forget to visit the travel clinic in your neighborhood, before embarking on your journey. A safe trip would always add to the enjoyment and the fun while you are on the move.
Log on to, a certified clinic, to avail Yellow Fever Vaccinations, before setting the sail.