Are you Traveling to Asia?

Travel vaccines for AsiaWhen you travel out of the continent, it's wise to expect the unexpected. Being far away from home means there is a risk of contracting disease. The physicians at Travel Clinics of America can help you get the appropriate travel shots and teach you about diseases common at your specific destination.


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Travel ClinicReview travel immunizations in the table below which may be recommended for your travel to Asia.

Disease

Description

Vaccination

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A, transmitted through contaminated food and water, is the most common vaccine-preventable disease. Vaccination against Hepatitis A virtually eliminates the risk of the disease. It is given as a series of 2 shots, 6 months apart.
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Hepatitis A vaccine

Polio

Polio is spread from person to person -- and through contaminated food and water. Travelers to India, Pakistan and other countries in Asia may be advised to get a polio booster.
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Polio vaccine

Typhoid Fever

Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection. It occurs worldwide but is more common in developing countries. Typhoid is transmitted by contaminated food. The Typhoid vaccine is by far the best protection for the travelers traveling to developing countries.
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Typhoid vaccine

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B, a serious viral illness, is transmitted through blood products, contaminated medical instruments (such as during an emergency surgery) and unprotected sex. Some travelers, such as adventure travelers, Peace Corps volunteers, missionaries, and military personnel, may be at increased risk for infection. Generally given over 6 months, the Hepatitis vaccine also may be given on an accelerated schedule over 21 days.
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Hepatitis B vaccine

Japanese Encephalitis

Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is a viral infection transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito The risk is highest during warmer months. The new JE vaccine is a series of two injections, given 1 month apart.
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Japanese encephalitis vaccine

Rabies

Rabies is characteristically transmitted by the bite or scratch from infected animals. Travelers to rural areas for extended periods of time, children, and those in close contact with animals are at a higher risk for rabies and should discuss receiving a prophylactic anti-rabies vaccination with a travel physician. This vaccination involves a series of three injections, given over 3-4 weeks.
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Rabies vaccine


Additional considerations

  • Travelers' Diarrhea can ruin a trip. Your Travel Clinics of America physician can prescribe an antibiotic self-treatment for travelers' diarrhea, and discuss whether taking prophylactic medications is advisable for you.
  • Malaria, a potentially life-threatening disease transmitted by mosquitoes, is common in many countries in Asia. A Travel Clinics of America physician can select the appropriate medications to prevent malaria and to take in the event that you contract malaria while traveling in Asia.
  • Dengue fever is transmitted by infected mosquitoes. There is no vaccine or medication to prevent this disease. Therefore, it is important to use mosquito repellent during the day to decrease the risk of the disease.
  • Chikungunya fever is also transmitted by infected mosquitoes. There is no vaccine or medication to prevent this disease, so it is important to use mosquito repellant to decrease the risk of this disease as well.

Key Points

Travel Clinic Your specific itinerary dictates which additional vaccines you need to protect your health during your trip.>
Travel Clinic As soon as you know that you are traveling in Asia — whether for business or pleasure - contact Travel Clinics of America. We will make sure that you have the vaccination protection and advice you need.

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