The Helios Integrated Medicine
Why Travel Medicine?
Health conditions and disease conditions differ around the world. People who live in different parts of the world tend to have immunities to different diseases. The human body develops natural defenses against the germs that live in the area with them. These defenses are called "immunities."
Educate yourself :
Protective steps before you go:
Protective Steps While Traveling:
Information on Immunizations:
Many countries used to require official certificates of immunizations in order to enter. Most of these rules are now protective recommendations. It is up to the traveler to decide which protective vaccinations you should receive except for two exceptions:
Some countries require an official International Certificate of Yellow Fever Vaccination before you are allowed to enter. Helios Integrated Medicine is a certified center for distributing Yellow Fever Vaccinations. It will be necessary for you to then contact the local or state health department to obtain a certificate.
Pilgrims to Mecca must have this vaccination in order to enter Saudi Arabia. It is also advisable if you will be traveling to parts of Africa around Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast and Ghana eastward to Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and surrounding areas especially in the dry season (December to June).
Other Recommended Vaccinations:
Other Recommended Preventives:
Special Needs for Special People:
These people may have special medication and vaccination needs. Be sure to consult with your physician.
Stepping off the beaten path?
Unplanned side trips are sometimes the most irresistible and often the most rewarding. If you would like to be free to make these unscheduled trips it is important that you talk to your doctor to find out what additional vaccinations will make your journeys safer. Most vaccinations will last for many years so even if you do not travel off the beaten path this trip, you may be well-prepared for the next.
Please call Helios Integrated Medicine to schedule your travel consult as far ahead of your departure date as possible. (303) 499-9224