When traveling for business, preventive medical preparation is a must in planning an overseas trip. It’s important to understand the unique risks you or your employees may be exposed to and the precautions necessary to protect your health. In addition, many exotic destinations require mandatory vaccinations, while other recommended immunizations offer added security. Guthrie Occupational Medicine offers Travel Clinic to provide employers comprehensive pre- and post-travel services.
For those traveling for personal reasons that are not work-related, travel medicine services are available from Guthrie's Infectious Disease Department. Please contact them at 570-887-3142.
Knowledge and Prevention to Lessen Medical Risks
Companies that require travel for their employees should consider partnering with Guthrie’s Occupational Medicine Travel Clinic to ensure the safety of their employees’ health.
When planning a trip to an overseas destination for business, taking preventive measures, like consulting Guthrie’s Occupational Medicine Travel Clinic, affords all travelers the opportunity to plan a safe and enjoyable visit. By knowing the risks they might find in new environments and receiving information and protection before embarking on their journeys, traveling employees can take appropriate, preventive measures.
Immunization requirements exist for certain international travel, particularly to South America, Africa, India and Asia. Vaccination when administered within a specific timetable before travel, offers the possibility of avoiding a number of dangerous infections that may be encountered abroad. Guthrie’s Occupational Medicine Travel Clinic offers vaccinations against the following diseases found in these destinations, plus chemoprophylaxis for malaria, as no vaccine is available:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Yellow Fever
- Typhoid Fever
Immunizations are effective protection only when administered sufficiently in advance of anticipated exposure. Some vaccinations require multiple injections over a period of many weeks. This is why consulting with Guthrie’s Occupational Medicine Travel Clinic early in employer travel planning is important.