Traveling abroad? There are a lot of things to consider, especially for children who are traveling abroad for the first time. Travel health is among the top concerns for parents traveling with kids, which is why our providers are here with resources to help answer any questions you may have as your trip gets closer!
Below you’ll be able to find our top resources for travel health when traveling with kids – make sure to bookmark these pages on your mobile browser so you can easily reference them during your upcoming travels.
Anyone traveling, whether with children or not, can find travel health information regarding vaccinations, treating common travel illnesses, and health resources available when away from home on the CDC’s website. Our providers utilize this information heavily to inform conversations with parents about traveling with children, as it is a well-trusted source of information for travel health and traveling with children.
If there is one resource you shouldn’t travel without, it’s this one!
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program is a free service that allows U.S. citizens traveling or living abroad to receive the latest security updates from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. This program will send you the most up-to-date information about safety and security information for your destination country so you can make informed decisions about your travels. STEP also provides your contact information to the destination country’s U.S. embassy or consulate so they can contact you in the event of an emergency.
International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers (IAMAT)
IAMAT is an international organization that has made it its mission since the 1960s to minimize health-related risks for travelers. Their general resources are wonderful pieces of information to read before traveling, especially with children.
If you still have questions and your child is due for their next annual Well Care appointment before your upcoming trip, your provider can help answer any questions you may have about travel health with your child, including:
- Travel immunizations and prophylaxis including Hepatitis A, TdaP, and Malaria
- Information about travel illnesses including traveler’s diarrhea
If you know your child needs immunizations before traveling, please make an appointment with our team today by calling (970) 482-2515.