When traveling to different countries, plan on addressing your health needs at least two months before you leave.
All countries have their own list of recommended immunizations. Contact your primary care provider or a certified travel clinic to find out what immunizations you will need. Before you travel make sure you and your children are up-to-date on your regular immunizations.
Remember to pack these important items:
- Prescription medications
- Over-the-counter medications you usually take
- Health insurance ID
Food and water precautions:
- Drink only bottled water or boiled water.
- Only eat food that is fully cooked.
For more information contact the CDC travelers' Web site.
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