If you are planning to visit the tropics or subtropics, making the right preparations for your trip can prevent a lot of problems and inconvenience. There are several steps that you can take before your departure.
You can get vaccines against a number of diseases before you are due to travel. Vaccinations will prevent you from getting sick or, if you do become ill, from serious complications. Vaccinations are not always effective immediately. They can take time to work and some require a series of two or three doses given over a period of weeks or months. This is why it is important that you always visit Travel Clinic Erasmus MC well before you are due to travel; at least six weeks before departure. But please note: even last minute vaccinations and malaria pills will still give you protection during your travels. Travel Clinic Erasmus MC will determine which vaccinations you require based on your personal health information.
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If you take medication, please remember the following important points:
It is always advisable to take a medical kit with you so that you will be prepared for any eventuality when you are traveling. First aid supplies and basic medicines are not easy to obtain everywhere in the world. Medical kit for travelers checklist:
Other travel items such as a mosquito net, mosquito repellent, or insect tweezers can be found on our webshop. Some of these products are also sold at our clinic.