The world has gotten smaller, and there is a growing need for travel medicine advice for children and adolescents. We can provide pre-travel consultations where we review your itinerary, determine if your children need any travel vaccines, and prescribe malaria prophylaxis if it is indicated. Also, at that time we can discuss water and food precautions, injury prevention and preventive measures against insect bites and parasitic infections. We can also offer advice on travel to high-altitude destinations and managing your travel experience on an airplane. Occasionally a more specialized vaccine is required; in these situations we can refer you to your local health department.
Of course, if your child happens to develop an illness while traveling or soon after, we are here to evaluate and treat their symptoms. Please do not hesitate to speak to your doctor or physician assistant if you have any questions.