Although vaccine-preventable disease case levels decreased significantly over the last 40 years, this does not mean diseases have disappeared from North America. Recently, we have seen outbreaks of diseases that many thought had been eliminated on this continent and have shown that vaccination is still important for public and personal health.
Due to a wide variety of factors, many individuals have not received important vaccinations that would protect them from potentially deadly or debilitating diseases such as meningitis, whooping cough and shingles. Passport Health’s travel clinics’ goal is to ensure that everyone, not just travelers, are vaccinated against these dangerous diseases.
Do I Need To Be Vaccinated?
Some vaccinations are classified as routine because they are recommended for everyone or for large portions of the population. In many cases, individuals will be vaccinated when they are young, but may require boosters as time passes. Research has also suggests some individuals who may be exposed to a disease, such as parents who may be exposed to childhood infection, should consider receiving a booster to help ensure further immunity.
The following vaccinations are recommended for all individuals of any age and general require just one serious of injections: