Be sure that you and your family are up to date on your routine vaccinations as well. These vaccines are necessary for protection from diseases that are still common in many parts of the world.
It is recommended that international travelers visit their healthcare provider at least 4 to 6 weeks before their trip. Most vaccines take time to become effective in your body and some vaccines must be given in a series over a period of days or sometimes weeks. If it is less than 4 weeks before you leave, you should still see your doctor. You will still benefit from shots or medications and other information about how to protect yourself from illness and injury while traveling.