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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2019, XLVII/282: 232-239 Maximize

Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2019, XLVII/282: 232-239

Title: Immunoprophylaxis for travellers 

Authors: Korzeniewski K, Pokorna-Kałwak D.

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Immunoprophylaxis for travellers


Korzeniewski K1, Pokorna-Kałwak D2.

1Department of Epidemiology and Tropical Medicine Department, Military Institute of Medicine, Warsaw, Poland; 2Department of Family Medicine, Medical University, Wrocław, Poland

When planning a journey to a destinations where infectious diseases are endemic one needs to undertake appropriate prophylactic measures in order to reduce the risk of developing a travel-related health problem. It is important that a traveller undergoes a medical examination before travel, makes sure that his travel first-aid kit includes all the necessary medicines and receives all the required and recommended travel vaccinations. There are currently two vaccination requirements and more than ten vaccination recommendations for international travellers according to the World Health Organization guidelines. The article discusses the major issues concerning immunoprophylaxis for travellers, in particular the epidemiology of infectious diseases and the vaccination schedules (the primary course and booster doses).

Key words: travel medicine, health prevention, vaccinations

Pol Med J, 2019; XLVII (282); 232–239