When traveling, you may face some unforseen challenges. That is why it is wise to consult the guarantees offered by your travel insurance: do they cover medical costs in case of accident abroad? Can you rely on travel assistance for repatriation and support if your luggage is stolen? Your insurance agent can provide the answer to these questions. Is there a specific medication prescribed for you or members of your family that you should not forget? Have you planned sufficiently for the duration of your holiday?
Traveling may expose you to infectious diseases which you can prevent by vaccination. To plan a safe trip and avoid getting sick, it’s better to do your research on your destination health status, advised vaccination and required vaccination before you cross the border.
Dans tous les cas, consultez votre médecin traitant First, consult your doctor at least two months before leaving. He will scheme a vaccination plan depending on your health and age.
Whatever the destination (including USA, Canada ...), it is recommended for adults to update their vaccinations against:
It is particularly important to ensure that children are vaccine uptodate and immune against measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and BCG.
Vaccination per destination
* Strict rules can be observed to prevent typhoid:
TIP : All vaccines must be made no later than two months prior to departure. This is indeed the time needed if an immune response should occur. Some vaccines are not recommended for pregnant women.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
The WHO (World Health Organization) website will keep you abreast of current affairs and health matters at global level.