Why Travel Vaccines are Important

Why Travel Vaccines are Important

After months of gloomy, wet weather the sun has finally made a return and warmer weather is just around the corner! Along with the warmer weather comes school holidays, like Spring Break and Summer Vacation, which are also the most popular times for mission trips, be them religious or medical. That means a lot of us will soon be juggling travel funds, passport applications, and pre-trip checklists. The travel health requirements like vaccines and pre-travel medications can seem unnecessary when compared to things like airplane tickets and the actual mission work, but for a successful and safe trip they’re at least as important as the rest of the list, if not more important.

According to Passport Health USA, travel illness can cost more than $500 per day per illness. So if two team members were sick for two days each, that could cost as much as $2,000! Not to mention potential long-term effects and potential difficulty reentering the US. Also, sick trip participants are not able to complete the work they traveled to do, and that lost time doesn’t have a price tag. If you’re planning to travel this missions season, be it for missions or regular travel, don’t let the health requirements make the prep work more of a hassle than it has to be! ProHealth has some resources to help make your trip a success.

Locations for mission trips are as varied as the people who live in and visit them, but one thing they all have in common is the potential for required or recommended vaccines to visit. Some of the vaccines commonly required are Typhoid, Hep A & B, Yellow Fever, Malaria, Japanese Encephalitis, and Rabies (especially if you’ll be working with animals). Coordinating all of those shots for just one person can be a chore, much less a whole team of people. Add into that the varying COVID travel requirements and logistics can quickly get complicated. If you find yourself needing a quick and easy way to manage travel vaccines and COVID requirements for your team, ProHealth can help! We offer a long list of vaccines, and we can even come to your church or place of business to administer the shots to make the process easier for you and your team. You also can fill out and submit this request form to set up an on-site visit if you already know that’s what you’ll need!

For more information about on-site vaccines & testing or the rest of our travel health services, you can visit the Occupational Health section on our website! You can also visit or call one of our locations in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Milton, Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, and Santa Rosa Beach. Let us help you get the most out of your travel!