Approach to Immunization for the Traveling Child
© 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.
Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
Children; International; Travel; Typhoid; Vaccines; Yellow fever
Myers, A. L., Christenson, J. C. Approach to Immunization for the Traveling Child Infectious Disease Clinics of North America 29, 745-757 (2015).