Vaccination is the administration of antigenic material (a vaccine). This is done to stimulate the immune system of a person to develop adaptive immunity to a disease. In other words, the vaccination prepares the body so that if it encounters the real pathogen–like a bacterium or virus–it has a better ability to fight it off.
Travel Disease Summary and Vaccine Information Statements (VIS):
Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) are information sheets produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that explain to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives both the benefits and risks of a vaccine.
For more information about the following diseases, their associated vaccines and Vaccine Information Statements click on the name.
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Twinrix (Combination Hep A & B)
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-Cervical Cancer
- Influenza (The Flu)
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Meningococcal (Meningitis)
- Pneumococcal (Pneumonia)
- PPD (Tuberculosis skin test
- Poliomyelitis (Polio)
- Rabies (pre and post exposure)
- Varicella (Chickenpox)
- Yellow Fever (state certified)
Passport Health offers travel counseling and vaccinations for every region and country in the world including:
China, India, Mexico, Africa, South America, Central America, Southeast Asia and The Middle East