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The Importance of Vaccines in World Travel

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Originally from New Zealand, fitness guru Chris Ashenden has traveled to many countries while promoting Athletic Greens and a Happiness focus to clean living. Health risks are an important concern for people who are traveling to a new country, as Chris Ashenden understands.

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The Importance of Vaccines in World Travel

  1. 1. The Importance of Vaccines in World Travel by Chris Ashenden
  2. 2. Page 1 Originally from New Zealand, fitness guru Chris Ashenden has traveled to many countries while promoting Athletic Greens and a Happiness focus to clean living. Health risks are an important concern for people who are traveling to a new country, as Chris Ashenden understands.
  3. 3. Page 2 Public health officials recommend that travelers get vaccinated before visiting a foreign country. Other countries might have a disease not present in the traveler's homeland, which means that the person’s immune system has not developed a resistance to it.
  4. 4. Page 3 People should make an appointment with a doctor between four and six weeks prior to their trip to learn what they will need to stay healthy while abroad. Moreover, this extra time will allow the body to manufacture antibodies in response to a vaccine, as well as allow the traveler to undergo a series of vaccinations, if necessary.
  5. 5. Page 4 Physicians identify three types of vaccines: routine, recommended, and required. Most people obtain routine vaccinations, such as for measles and rubella, at some point during their life, regardless of their travel plans. Recommended vaccinations protect travelers from contracting diseases and prevent them from stopping the spread of potential diseases,
  6. 6. Page 5 Some countries require travelers to get certain vaccinations. For example, Uruguay, Trinidad and Tobago, Thailand, and Somalia require travelers to prove that they have received a yellow fever vaccination if they are coming from a country where there is a risk of contracting the disease.

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