You guys, getting ready for a 12 day trip over the holidays has been insane. Wrapping things up at work, celebrating the holidays with friends here in Omaha before we go, making arrangements for Punkin, packing, etc. etc. We fly to Florida today and I only took my suitcases out of storage last night!
Recently at work I was talking about our cruise and my coworker asked me if I had gotten my travel vaccinations yet. I felt so stupid but I didn’t even know what she meant. Apparently before you go to another country you’re supposed to check and see if you need any vaccinations for illnesses they have there that we have not been exposed to.
A quick Google search led me to the CDC website where I was able to check the specific countries we’re going to to see if there were any vaccines we needed to get. Lo and behold, they recommend a typhoid shot for travelers to Caribbean countries. (They also recommend this for Mexico and I’ve been there twice without even thinking to check a vaccination list. Lesson learned!)
Because of my work with Minute Clinic in the past I know they’re a good resource for things like this. They’re open seven days a week and you don’t need an appointment. I went on their website and found an entire section dedicated to travel health. Seriously, did the whole world know about this but me?
Josh and I stopped in together for a pre-travel consultation. It was easy and quick and the Doctor we met with was super helpful and knowledgeable. We reviewed where we were going, what shots were recommended for those countries, and some general wellness tips to practice while abroad. While getting the shots weren’t cheap, I appreciate that CVS puts all their prices online. And in my mind it’s always better to be safe rather than sorry.
So others don’t find themselves caught unaware when planning their first cruise, I made this graphic with my top health tips for first-time cruisers. A stop to Minute Clinic will now always be on my agenda before international travel!
Questions of the Day: Have you gotten vaccines before international travel? Have you been to Minute Clinic before? What is a tip you follow to stay healthy while traveling?
Thanks to Minute Clinic for their continued partnership with Her Heartland Soul.