As a mission, humanitarian, or religious traveler you will be exposed to more risks than the average international vacationer. Typically you will be traveling to the more remote areas of underdeveloped countries. The sanitation, food preparations and health care will be sub-standard to what you are familiar with at home. Even the most careful traveler can become ill. The work performed by mission and volunteer travelers all over the world is so important and the rewards so fulfilling, illness or injury should not hinder a team’s or individual member’s ability to complete their assignment.
As a global leader in fulfilling missionary, humanitarian and religious travel needs, Raptim Travel knows the importance of good health during your travel adventure. We have partnered with the global leader in travel medicine and immunizations to make sure that access to quality preventive travel care is convenient for our clients.
Passport Health’s Travel Medicine Specialists make sure that humanitarian and religious travelers are well informed and protected for their travel. Their experts will review the immunizations required and recommended for the area you will be visiting, based on the time of year, length of stay and your activities while you are there. Passport Health uses advice from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the US Department of State, the world’s leaders in all areas of disease, outbreaks, warnings and knowledge of immunizations. Recommendations and requirements are constantly updated. Passport Health monitors these conditions daily to ensure you receive the best, up-to-date information for your trip.
Travelers should be up to date on all routine adult immunizations, such as Tetanus/Diphtheria, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B, Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR), to name a few. This is in addition to the destination-specific travel immunizations needed. It is dangerous to ignore the importance of being immunized. Don’t be fooled by ‘No one got sick last time we traveled there.’ The immunization cost is a fraction of what it will cost if just one person becomes sick or injured.
Travelers receiving immunizations from Passport Health will receive an official immunization record to keep with his or her travel documents as well as access to specialty travel products like malaria and diarrhea prevention kits.
Passport Health also offers hard to find specialty travel health products. Many mission groups strongly encourage their team members to consider such products as they know they are some of the best on the market and not available once they’ve reached their destination.
You can also learn more about diseases and vaccines that may impact your trip.