Adoption Travel Health Precautions
Traveling to meet your child? Don't get sick!
Ideally, see your doctor at least six weeks before your trip to allow time for vaccines to kick in and in order to start any preventive medicine needed. Even if you have less time before you must travel, definitely see a healthcare provider to receive vaccines, anti-malaria drugs, and information about how to keep yourself healthy while traveling.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that you see a healthcare provider who specializes in travel medicine. The recommended vaccines and medications vary depending upon what part of the world you will travel to. We’ve assembled general recommendations for 12 countries from which Americans most frequently adopt children, according to the US Department of State. If you will be going to more than one country during a single trip, let your healthcare provider know.
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