Summer is winding down, and if you’re lucky enough to be traveling this season, we have some important tips! While there’s a lot that goes into planning your summertime travel, proper medical preparation is often skipped over on people’s checklists. In reality, this is the key to ensuring a safe and healthy adventure.
TSA has reported that this season is expected to yield a record number of airport passengers, with peak travel times occurring in the coming weeks. During these times, TSA projects to screen 2.5 million+ passengers per day.
First on the list: see a health care professional at least 4-6 weeks before any international travel—just pull up the locateyourcare app and book an appointment at the tap of a screen. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend 4-6 weeks so your body can build immunity to the to the exposed pathogens during vaccination, and it can take 4-6 weeks to complete a vaccination series. Travel vaccinations depend on where your travels may take you.
Combinations of recommended vaccines not only depend on the locations you plan on visiting, whether urban or rural travel, the length of your trip/stay in certain places, current outbreaks, your immunization and medical history, travel accommodations, elevation, and time of year that travel will take place.
Prices for travel immunizations can be hefty, and vary from state to state and depend on which recommended vaccinations the patient chooses to receive. When paying out of pocket, “a typhoid vaccination typically costs $85 to $300 total; a yellow fever vaccination typically costs $150 to $350 total; and a rabies vaccination typically costs $500 to $1,000 total.”
Let locateyourcare help you make this process easier by booking a travel immunization appointment with a physician today! Don’t worry about rising prices and unknown bills, receive the vaccinations you need for a flat rate of $125. CNN reports that those at the highest risk for travel-related illnesses are most commonly those who believe they’re at a low risk, so be proactive and book your appointment with just a few clicks.