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Advice for Travelers
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Patients planning to travel to other countries often ask for information about appropriate vaccines and prevention of diarrhea and malaria. More detailed advice for travelers is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at Guidelines are also available from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).1


Common travel vaccines are listed in Table 2. In addition to travel-specific vaccines, all travelers (including children) should be up to date on routine immunizations. Guidelines for routine adult immunization are available in a separate issue.2 Immunocompromised or pregnant patients generally should not receive live virus vaccines, such as those for measles and yellow fever, although in some situations ... more      

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