BRIGHTSIDE SPECIALTY PHARMACY
Protect Yourself While You Travel
Wherever your destination may be, we are here to assist you with crucial travel health advice and pharmacy services prior to your journey.
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At our clinic, we ensure personalized care by offering private consultation sessions with our clinical pharmacists. They will create a tailored itinerary that considers your health status, previous vaccination records, medical history, and travel experience. During your visit, we provide a range of services based on your specific needs, including:
Cholera cases among travelers are relatively infrequent. To determine regions where cholera transmission is currently occurring and to check the availability of cholera vaccines, it is recommended to consult the CDC. While traveling, you can safeguard yourself against cholera by making wise choices regarding the food and beverages you consume, as well as maintaining regular hand hygiene through frequent handwashing.
Getting vaccinated is the most effective method for safeguarding oneself against hepatitis A. The hepatitis A vaccine, a routine childhood immunization since 1996, has proven to be highly effective. It is strongly advised for individuals aged 6 months or older, including international travelers, who are planning to visit countries where hepatitis A is prevalent.
Travelers visiting certain regions in Asia and the Western Pacific may face a risk of contracting Japanese encephalitis through mosquito bites. Nevertheless, it is important to note that for the majority of travelers, the likelihood of encountering this disease is relatively low. In circumstances where individuals plan to spend extended periods in areas with a higher prevalence of Japanese encephalitis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises considering vaccination as a precautionary measure.
To safeguard against meningococcal meningitis, receiving the vaccine is paramount. Depending on your vaccination history and travel arrangements, you may require a MenACWY vaccine or a booster. When visiting the meningitis belt in sub-Saharan Africa, the CDC strongly advises obtaining the vaccine.
Although polio has been eradicated from the majority of the world, isolated cases still persist in certain countries. The majority of adults in the U.S. have been immunized against polio during their childhood. However, the CDC recommends that travelers heading to countries with a heightened risk of polio may consider receiving a one-time booster dose of IPV (inactivated poliovirus vaccine) prior to their travel.
Rabies remains a significant concern in various regions worldwide, including parts of Africa, Asia, and Central and South America. Dog bites are the primary source of rabies transmission for many travelers. The vaccine is administered in two doses, with the second dose given seven days following the initial shot.
Travelers venturing to numerous regions in Europe and Asia should be aware of the potential risk of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) infection. Individuals who plan to engage in outdoor activities in TBE-endemic areas, where ticks are prevalent, may consider the administration of a TBE vaccine as a recommended precautionary measure.
For individuals traveling to regions where typhoid fever is prevalent, particularly in South Asia (specifically India, Pakistan, or Bangladesh), the CDC strongly advises vaccination. We encourage you to schedule a pre-travel consultation with us at least one month prior to your trip to explore the available typhoid fever vaccine options tailored to your needs.
Travelers visiting specific regions in South America and Africa should be aware of the risk of yellow fever, a virus transmitted through mosquito bites. In fact, certain countries may even mandate proof of vaccination as a requirement for entry. The CDC advises individuals to schedule their yellow fever vaccine at least 10 days prior to their travel plans.
There are several travel medications, including but not limited to antihistamines, that can be utilized for the prevention and treatment of altitude sickness. Our Travel Health Pharmacists will provide detailed information and guidance regarding these medications during your consultation.
When traveling to a country where malaria is endemic, there is a potential risk of infection. We are here to assist you in gaining a comprehensive understanding of the diverse range of antimalarial medications that are available to mitigate this risk.
Motion sickness can affect anyone while traveling. Fortunately, there are several widely used medications available to effectively treat it. Our team will guide you through the various options to help you find the most suitable solution.
As per the CDC, travelers' diarrhea is the most commonly anticipated illness related to travel. Our assistance extends to helping you choose from a variety of widely used travel medications specifically designed to combat travelers' diarrhea.
It depends on where you’re traveling and what you’ll do there. Give us a call and we’ll help you get the necessary travel vaccines and medications before your trip.
Coverage varies by provider and vaccine. Regardless of the destination, all travelers should be current on routine vaccinations, typically covered by insurance.
Some commonly prescribed and over-the-counter medicines can be illegal in other countries. Check with the embassy or consulate in the country you’ll be visiting to see if your medicines are permitted.