The pre-travel consultation offers a dedicated time to prepare travelers for the health concerns that may arise during their trips.
The goals of the pre-travel consultation are to review the traveler’s planned activities and itinerary including any airport stops and layovers, as this may affect vaccine requirements. We then use that information to determine any potential health hazards; to educate the traveler regarding the anticipated risks and methods for minimizing those risks; to provide immunizations for vaccine-preventable diseases and medications for prophylaxis, self-treatment, or both; and to educate the traveler to best manage his or her health throughout the trip.
Ideally the consultation is scheduled 10-14 days prior to travel or in some cases at least 30 days prior to travel. But we understand this is not always possible and can see people at any time prior to departure, even the same day!