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Travel Immunizations

Travel immunizations are one of those things that need to make your planning check list.  Depending on where you plan to travel you might require various vaccinations or medications to protect you from a variety of illnesses.   Whether you are heading to the tropical regions and might encounter malaria carrying mosquitoes, or if you are heading to an area where Yellow Fever is prominent, it is wise to take precautions.   The most common vaccinations when traveling abroad can include: Yellow Fever Hepatitis Japanese encephalitis Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Tetanus Typhoid Malaria – typically a prophylactic pill can be taken Many countries have vaccination requirements in order to enter the [ ... ]

Travel Medical Kit

Did you know falling coconuts kill more people than shark attacks? We try to keep that in mind when packing a medical kit to take along on our adventures. As a pharmacist, Lisa knows what drugs do; but as travelers, we need to keep them in as small of a package as possible. Much of what we bring along depends on where we’re going. The kit for 3 months in remote South Africa is quite different from a week in Florida Keys. However, for travel basics here are a few we don’t leave the country without: Travel Medicine Kit *Imodium (loperamide) – for stomach [ ... ]