Approach to Immunization for the Traveling Child

Angela L. Myers, John Christenson

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)745-757
Number of pages13
JournalInfectious Disease Clinics of North America
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

Keywords

  • Children
  • International
  • Travel
  • Typhoid
  • Vaccines
  • Yellow fever

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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