2012 Health Information
Maintaining your health while overseas begins with proper planning and research before you depart. The following resources can help educate you about appropriate preventative measures prior to departure and during your travel abroad. Additionally, you should consult with a physician prior to your departure about your personal health and recommended vaccinations, immunizations, and other preventative medication.
U.S. Center for Disease Control Health Information
Countries to be added soon.
Travel Medicine Providers
Please note that not all physicians are experts in the medical treatment needed for the area of the world to which you may be traveling. Carefully check the qualifications and expertise of your physician.
The Office of International Ministries recommends the following provider for complete travel medical advice and vaccinations:
1610 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
World Health Organization Health Information
International Travel and Health Guide is available free online, and provides vaccination recommendations specific to each country in the world. This resource also covers a wide range of topics including:
- Health risks and precautions,
- Travel by air,
- Environmental health risks,
- Accidents, injuries and violence,
- Infectious diseases,
- Vaccine-preventable diseases,
- Malaria, and
- Blood transfusion.
Malaria is a preventable but potentially deadly disease. You should read the following information carefully.
Suggested Vaccinations for all International 2012 Destinations:
- Hepatitis A (or immune globulin)
- Hepatitis B
- Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine
- Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus (DPT) vaccine
- Poliovirus vaccine