Travel Medicine and Vaccination

My Family Doc - Carlsbad Ca
Travel Medicine and Vaccination
We realize providing holistic and comprehensive care is becoming more essential in the daily general practice of Family Medicine. 
At My Family Doc, we provide pre-travel risk assessment, travel education, and advice to keep you well during your trip.
A determination on the patient’s current health status and health risks based on the specific travel itinerary is reviewed. If indicated, prophylactic therapy and vaccinations are provided (subject to availability). Getting sick while on a trip is not something you want to be dealing with.

Some common concerns with travel medicine include:

  • Traveler’s diarrhea and parasitic disease
  • Rash
  • Motion sickness/sea sickness/dizziness
  • Malaria and Dengue fever
  • Typhoid fever
  • High Altitude sickness
  • Hepatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Jet lag

According to the Infectious Disease Society of America and the CDC, here are common vaccine indications for travelers:

  • Diphtheria and Tetanus – DTap, TD, Tdap (Adacel, Boostrix)
  • Hemophilus Influenza Type B (Hib)
  • Hepatitis A (Havrix, Vaqta)
  • Hepatitis B (Engerix-B, Recombivax HB)
  • Flu – Influenza (Flucelvax, Fluzone)
  • Measles, Mumps, German Measles or Rubella – (MMR II)
  • Meningococcal or Meningitis – (Menactra)
  • Pneumococcal PPSV23 (Pneumovax)
  • Pneumococcal PCV13 (Prevnar)
  • Poliomyelitis (Ipol)
  • Rabies (Imovax)
  • Typhoid (Vivotif)
  • Chicken Pox – Varicella (Varivax)
  • Yellow fever (YF-Vax) – not available in our office
  • Japanese B encephalitis (Je-Vax) – not available in our office

Planning an upcoming trip?  Schedule a visit with Dr. Perez to discuss our concerns.  Ideally, vaccines should be given weeks in advance of a trip to ensure maximum effectiveness.

Ronald Nino M. Perez, MD

Ronald Perez, M.D.
Full Family
Preventative Care

Our Mission is to practice professional yet personal, altruistic, and balanced evidence-based healthcare in the face of changing times.

My Family Doc offers a broad array of services geared to address today’s most common, non-emergency illnesses and injuries.

We know there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all cure, so we never use a one-size-fits-all approach to your diagnosis. We truly care. Our goal is to improve and maintain your overall health ​​​​​​​and to empower you with a thorough understanding of your condition and wellness plan.
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1207 Carlsbad Village Dr. Ste. A
Carlsbad CA 92081

Monday - Friday:  8AM - 5PM
12PM - 1PM lunch break

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760 896 3033