School’s out for summer once more, and you know what that means – it’s travel season! Thousands of families nationwide will be traveling to various destinations outside of the country. In fact, more than one-third of Americans have a passport. While it’s always fun to visit another country, it’s vital to remember that some types of international travel, especially trips to developing countries and rural areas, have higher health risks involved. These risks usually depend on a number of variables, including the location, what you will be doing on your trip, your current health status, and, of course, your vaccination history.
If you are traveling this summer, especially to another country, consider getting vaccinated. Vaccines can protect you against numerous serious diseases, which are rare here but can be prevalent in other countries. For instance, polio can still be found in other parts of the world, and measles still occur year-round in many countries, including common travel destinations in Europe and Asia. In fact, an estimated 20 million people get measles each year. This can all be prevented when you get properly vaccinated before embarking on your journey.
That’s where we come in. Millbrook Pharmacy is proud to provide vaccinations for several types of diseases, including the following:
- Hepatitis A and B
- Japanese encephalitis
- Prevnar 13
- Yellow fever
These vaccinations are available 7 days a week for your convenience. Our travel clinic also provides vaccination against yellow fever! Please schedule a consultation to receive this vaccination prior to traveling. Additionally, be sure to check out our travel supplies and stock up on items such as insect repellant, sunscreen, travel bags and accessories, travel size toiletries, and more!
Remember to stop by Millbrook Pharmacy before you become a globetrotter! You can find us at 7010 Pershing Ave. in University City. Need yellow fever vaccinations? Please call us at (314) 802-7012 for an appointment!