• Travel Medicine
  • November 2019

Travel Medicine and Vaccination

Dedication Health

From CDC-recommended vaccinations to local safety information, Dedication Health’s travel medicine and vaccination specialists provide the travel health services you need when travelling abroad. while travelling abroad. With specialist care for travelers of all ages, medical conditions and destinations, we can help you prepare for healthy travel to anywhere in the world.

When Do I Need to Visit a Travel Medicine and Vaccination Clinic?

We recommend visiting Dedication Health’s travel clinic at least six weeks before your departure. This is important since many vaccines come in a series and need to be administered according to a specific schedule. However, you should visit our travel clinic even if you have less than six weeks left until your trip. A travel medicine specialist can help you prioritize vaccines if you are short on time or on a limited budget. As well as give you tips about how to avoid common travel-related illnesses, and answer your questions about staying healthy abroad.

What Travel Health Medicine and Vaccination Services are Available?

A travel health specialist provides medical advice, vaccinations, and medications based on your overall health status and your travel itinerary. Dedication Heath offers a complete range of travel vaccines for diseases such as hepatitis A & B, typhoid, yellow fever, encephalitis, and meningitis. Some of these vaccines may be a legal requirement for travelling to your destination. Our travel medicine and vaccination specialist, Santiago Candocia, MD, FACP, will inform you which vaccines are required or recommended for your trip as well as administer them. He can also prescribe medications to prevent or treat issues like malaria, traveler’s diarrhea, and motion and altitude sickness. We’ll give you all the medical documents you’ll need, along with detailed safety and medical resource information for your destination.

Add Dedication Health’s Travel Clinic to Your Itinerary

If you live near Chicago, visit Dedication Health for travel medicine and vaccination services. All travel preparations are cared for by a specially-trained and accredited physician. Your travel doctor will also provide valuable safety tips and precautions based on your destinations, planned activities, and overall health. Additionally, we provide a country-by-country list of medication allowances. As well as a letter granting permission to travel with any required prescription medications.

At Dedication Health, we tend to get our patients in pretty quickly, while most travel clinics have waits of eight weeks or more to get in. For this reason, it’s often better to call your physician as soon as you know you’ll be traveling to ensure you get an appointment during the ideal time frame. To schedule a travel medicine and vaccination appointment at Dedication Health, call our practice manager Christine at 847-986-6770. You can also complete our online form and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible. Our Chicago travel clinic is conveniently located at 710 Oak St. in Winnetka.

In order to learn more about travel medicine and vaccination, browse the recommended links below.

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