Don’t ruin your trip…
If you want to get the most of your next international trip, you need to stay healthy. That’s where Occupational Health Partners can help. We have all the medical and health information you need to keep you healthy for your next international trip. Given the amount of planning, time and expense you incur to travel, the last thing you want to do is get sick overseas. Obtaining the recommended immunizations is one way to make sure you have a safe and healthy trip.
It’s ideal to schedule an exam between 4 and 6 weeks before your next trip, as some vaccines require several doses. Our exam will help make sure that all of your vaccinations are up to date. Depending on your travel destination, you may need one or more of the following vaccines:
Hepatitis A is a very contagious liver disease caused by contaminated food. Complications may include nausea, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of the skin), fatigue and weakness.
Hepatitis B is passed through sexual contact, contaminated needles (tattoos, IV drug use), and blood transfusions. Hepatitis B can cause scarring of the liver, increased risk for liver cancer, liver failure and even death. It can be a lifelong infection. A simple vaccine can help prevent this disease.
Influenza is a leading cause of missed days from work in the United States. A bad case of the “flu” can cause an employee to miss a week or more of work. Fellow employees are more likely to become sick if they come in contact with someone who had influenza. An annual vaccine is the easiest and most cost effective way to keep your employees safe during the flu season.
This potentially deadly disease is spread via mosquitoes. Travelers to Southeast Asia and the Far East should inquire to see if they should receive this vaccine.
Most people receive this vaccine as children to protect against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. All three diseases are highly contagious.
Bacterial Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes covering the spinal cord and brain. College students or other people living in close proximity are at a higher risk of developing the disease. A meningitis vaccine is the best chance to help avoid this deadly disease.
This is also known as the whooping cough, and is a highly contagious disease. It is one of the leading causes of vaccine-preventable deaths worldwide. Most cases occur in developing countries.
A pneumonia vaccine is indicated for people over the age of 65, or individuals with a history of chronic cardiopulmonary disease, diabetes, or asplenia.
Polio is a very infectious virus transmitted via human-to-human contact. The virus can cause paralysis and flu-like symptoms. The vaccine is typically administered to children and much of the world has been declared polio-free. Travelers to Africa and the India sub-continent need to be sure they are vaccinated.
If untreated, rabies is almost always fatal. It is transmitted via animal saliva.
Tetanus & Diphtheria
Cuts or wounds can expose a person to Tetanus/Diptheria. A simple vaccine every 10 years can help prevent complications from the disease, including breathing problems, paralysis and even death.
Typhoid is a potentially fatal disease and is common in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Its symptoms include high fever, chills, lack of appetite and headache.
This vaccine protects against the acute viral hemorrhagic illness. It is usually spread by mosquitoes, and its symptoms include fever, headache, bloody vomit, and possibly jaundice and seizures. Travelers to Africa, South and Central America, and the Caribbean are at risk.
Plus, we offer:
• Anti-diarrheal medication
• Anti-malarial medication
To help keep you healthy our services also include a personalized set of tips tailored to your individual health needs and the region to which you are traveling.