Although vaccine-preventable disease case levels decreased significantly over the last 40 years, this does not mean diseases have disappeared from western countries. Recently, we have seen outbreaks of diseases that many thought had been eliminated on this continent and have shown that vaccination is still important for public and personal health.

Due to a wide variety of factors, many individuals have not received important vaccinations that would protect them from potentially deadly or debilitating diseases such as meningitis, whooping cough and shingles. Emedi© travel clinics’ goal is to ensure that everyone, not just travelers, are vaccinated against these dangerous diseases.

Do I Need To Be Vaccinated?

Some vaccinations are classified as routine because they are recommended for everyone or for large portions of the population. In many cases, individuals will be vaccinated when they are young, but may require boosters as time passes. Research has also suggests some individuals who may be exposed to a disease, such as parents who may be exposed to childhood infection, should consider receiving a booster to help ensure further immunity.

The following vaccinations are recommended for all individuals of any age and general require just one serious of injections:

Various vaccinations require regular boosters, this is to help ensure immunity and protect those who may have immune issues such as the very young, very old or immunocompromised:

Not all vaccinations can be given to young children, the follow are recommended (and in some cases required) for adolescents:

Some vaccinations are specifically recommended for older individuals or those who may be immunocompromised:

 

In an effort to help educate the public on the importance of these immunizations and when they should receive them, the Centers for Disease Control has created vaccination schedules for various groups. Below is the recommended adult immunization schedule:

Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule

For more information on immunization schedules, please see the Immunization Schedule Page by Age Group:

Looking For Routine Testing?

Emedi© through its International Health Passport also offers tuberculosis testing, and titer (immunity) testing. These tests are often required for employment in some sectors or for entrance into certain educational institutions. To find out more about these tests, please visit their individual pages.

To protect your family, schedule an appointment at your local International Health Passport Travel Clinic today by calling +39 392 0056499.