Title

Approach to Immunization for the Traveling Child

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2015

Identifier

DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2015.07.001

Abstract

© 2015 Elsevier Inc. Children are traveling to regions of the world that could pose a risk of acquiring diseases such as malaria, dermatosis, and infectious diarrhea. Most of these can be prevented by modifying high-risk behaviors or through the use of medications. Many of these same regions are endemic with diseases that are preventable through vaccination. Clinicians must be able to effectively prepare their pediatric-age travelers for international travel. Preventive education, prophylactic and self-treating medications, and vaccinations are all important components of this preparation. Familiarity with the use of travel vaccines is imperative.

Journal Title

Infectious Disease Clinics of North America

Volume

29

Issue

4

First Page

745

Last Page

757

Keywords

Children; International; Travel; Typhoid; Vaccines; Yellow fever

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