MedFusion Clinic

421 Stonewood Dr. Broken Arrow OK 74012

Tel: 918.872.8822

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Travel Services

Planning a Trip Abroad?

If a person decides to travel out of the country for vacation, work or any other reason there are a variety of preventive health measures that should be addressed before they leave.

Before leaving to go out of the country, a traveler should consult with a physician. Meeting with a physician is necessary to help prepare a traveler for a healthy trip. During the consultation, we will discuss any potential risks and necessary vaccinations. A pre-travel consultation will cover:

  • The trip Itinerary

  • The trip duration

  • Travel style

  • Activities

  • Necessary immunizations

  • Potential health risks

  • The health background of the travel including past medical history and special conditions

We will also discuss likely exposures. This will include risks of injury, foodborne and waterborne infections, respiratory tract infection, bloodborne infections and sexually transmitted infections. After traveling, a traveler should return to us for a post-travel consultation. We can help a returning traveler determine if they have any symptoms of travel-related diseases. We will also keep track of a patient’s travel history. Immunizations are a crucial part of a pre-travel consultation. This includes ensuring that routine vaccines are up to date while determining which, if any new vaccines will be needed. Depending on where a traveler is going will depend on what vaccines and preventive medications will be necessary.

Preventive & Self-Treatment Medications

  • Malaria chemoprophylaxis

  • Self-management of travelers' diarrhea

  • Treatment for acute mountain sickness, motion sickness, jet lag or severe allergic reactions.

Vaccines

Vaccines that may need to be updated or considered before traveling:

  • Hepatitis vaccinations

  • Influenza

  • Measles, mumps, rubella

  • Rabies

  • Typhoid

  • Yellow Fever

A list of which vaccinations are needed for each country for a traveller can be found on the Center for Disease Control's website.