I know for some travelers that planning that big trip can be very time consuming. One of the biggest challenges may be the type(s) of immunizations you have to have, and the other may be the medications you want to have on hand to avoid any unnecessary problems while traveling.
I recently asked some people I work with “when was the last time you had a tetanus vaccination”? I got a lot of blank stares because no one could remember. Not a single person kept a list of their vaccinations on a “International certificate of vaccination card”. Those people who had kept the same doctor over all the years said they would just ask their doctor. But, if you are out of the country you can’t always ask your doctor. It is always a good idea to carry a copy of the list of your vaccinations in case you have a medical problem.
Because of my travels, I have had a series of different types of immunizations. My doctor doesn’t do all of them. I went to three different places to get all the proper ones. This exercise involved a number of phone calls on my part calling either the local health dept, or the local university health center to see what vaccinations they offered. And this was after I had to do all the research on the countries I was visiting to find out the vaccinations I needed! Wouldn’t it be easier to have someone manage this for you? I believe so!!
I recently met Seth Haymore here in Oklahoma City who manages a company named “Passport Health” with offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Seth is a seasoned traveler and understands the many challenges that travelers face. His company, Passport Services, can handle many types of medical travel services for you. Below is a partial list of some of the things they offer.
- assess your health history and needs based on your Itinerary
- Provide info on health risks and required and recommended immunizations
- Security Tips
- Precautionary measures for dietary activities
- Provide the International Certificate of Vaccinations that I mentioned above
- Recommend travel and evacuation insurance options
- Offer additional on-site services.
They offer other medical travel services in addition to the above. If you are planning a large or small trip out of the country, it may be worth your while to call Seth in Oklahoma City at 405 563-8961 and in Tulsa at 918-770-4290. Or check out his website at www.passporthealthok.com. Your health and security are the two most important things to plan for when traveling.