Personal Stories from Families Affected by Influenza
Flu shots and FluMist are still available at all Passport Health Locations. To learn more about the flu go to our Influenza information page.
• Get advice from a travel health professional. Four to six weeks before departure, consult a travel medicine specialist for the most up-to-date immunization and safety recommendations. These professionals can answer your questions and prepare you for a safe and healthy trip.All these cautions could easily cause you to opt to stay at home under your covers. Remember, you can get hurt or sick here, too, so hit the road and enjoy what the world has to offer. With a little preparation and a visit to a travel health specialist, you’ll be fine and have some amazing memories, too.
• Protect your feet with some kind of footwear — even on the beach.
• Drink only bottled or purified water. Don’t use tap water when brushing your teeth, and always inspect the seal on bottled water.
• Eat only well-cooked foods; avoid salads, uncooked vegetables, creamy desserts and food sold by street vendors. Though it may taste good, you will regret your decision when you are spending the rest of your trip in the hotel restroom.
• Take a basic first-aid kit. Include medications for pain relief, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, topical preparations for minor skin wounds and infections, and medications for allergic reactions.
• Liquid hand sanitizers. The little bottles that can get through security can give you peace of mind when using well-used restrooms. Should you wipe the seat divider on the plane? Absolutely, and other surfaces you’ll touch during your long flight.
• Band-Aids. Can’t have too many of them when traveling. Take all sizes and types. Besides the cuts and scrapes, they’re good for stopping foot blisters before they start.
Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure we can prepare you for your trip with destination-specific travel information, immunizations, travel shots, specialty travel products, and international travel health insurance in all our travel clinics.
We serve your community with convenient locations in most major metropolitan areas where the public can access professional Travel Medicine Specialists.
Passport Health’s services include adult & adolescent immunizations for the business traveler and the leisure traveler, college & university study abroad participants, immigration & naturalization, military readiness, disaster relief, missionary and volunteer work.
Passport Health has the most up-to-date travel health information. We are in direct contact with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and world health surveillance sources who constantly monitor outbreaks and other health hazards. With Passport Health, you get the latest developments in travel medicine.
Our specialist travel to your location to provide on-site clinics for Flu, Meningitis, and more. Passport Health has provided anthrax vaccinations and smallpox vaccination training and has worked with the US military, Post Office, and Federal employees and currently runs a 24/7 immunization call center for the Department of Defense.