So if you’ve been considering traveling to some of the more high-risk destinations this year, but are scared about getting sick or putting your health at risk, there are a few things you can do to make the trip safer and healthier for you.
For starters, if you can’t get vaccinated for some reason, make sure you get your measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine as soon as possible. Measles is a highly contagious respiratory illness that can cause severe respiratory illness, pneumonia, and even death, so it’s important to make sure you’re up to date on your vaccinations.
If you can’t get vaccinated, make sure you keep your vaccinations up to date. Most people who can’t get vaccinated still benefit from getting the recommended childhood vaccinations, including measles, mumps, and rubella. And even if you don’t travel this year, it’s still a good idea to get the flu vaccine every year because it can help protect people from serious illnesses, particularly the elderly and people with compromised immune systems.
If you’re still worried about traveling to high-risk destinations, make sure to follow the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) when it comes to staying safe and healthy while traveling. For more travel safety information, check out the CDC’s website or call the National Centers for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at 1-800-232-4636.