Preventive care is a priority at Connecticut Children’s. Through our Travel Medicine Program, infectious disease specialists offer pre- and post-travel consultations and care for children and families traveling overseas. Foreign travel can mean exposure to exotic, waterborne and insect-borne infections ranging from simple traveler’s diarrhea to malaria.
Two to four weeks before your departure, we encourage you meet with Connecticut Children’s infectious disease physicians and nurses to discuss required and recommended immunizations related to your travel destination. We provide prophylaxis and vaccination services along with comprehensive travel advice to minimize the spread of disease and protect patients against exposure to potential health risks.
Women who are pregnant or wish to become pregnant and children and adults who are currently ill or have compromised immune systems should discuss travel plans with a physician.