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Last Updated: 8/30/2012  

Travel Immunizations

  • Follow the standard immunization schedule for children and adolescents issued by the ACIP, CDC, and AAP.

  • Follow the immunization schedule for adults issued by the ACIP and CDC.

  • Follow the CDC recommendations for travel immunizations depending on destination, regarding:

    • Cholera

    • Hepatitis A

    • Hepatitis B

    • Influenza

    • Japanese encephalitis

    • Meningococcal disease

    • Poliomyelitis

    • Rabies

    • Tick-borne encephalitis

    • Tuberculosis

    • Typhoid fever

    • Yellow fever

  • Provide immunizations as needed to meet WHO International Health Regulations and country-specific requirements.

  • Avoid administering live vaccines to immunosuppressed individuals and pregnant women.

  • Assess benefits and risks of yellow fever vaccine in breast-feeding women.

  • Offer immune globulin in addition to hepatitis A vaccine to travelers who are immunocompromised and may not achieve immunity through hepatitis A vaccine alone.

DOI: 10.7326/physpro272
The information included herein should never be used as a substitute for clinical judgment and does not represent an official position of ACP.
Disclosures:
Lin H. Chen, MD has no financial relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or health-care related organizations. David R. Hill, MD, DTM&H, FRCP has no financial relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or health-care related organizations. Lin H. Chen, MD has no financial relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or health-care related organizations. David R. Hill, MD, DTM&H, FRCP has no financial relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or health-care related organizations.
Deborah Korenstein, MD, FACP, Editor in Chief, ACP Smart Medicine, has no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Richard B. Lynn, MD, FACP, Editor, ACP Smart Medicine, has no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.
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