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Travel Medicine

It has been estimated that as many as 50% of travelers become ill.

If you are an employer, you should be concerned about your employees’ health when they travel on company business. Employees who become ill during a business trip are covered under Workers’ compensation insurance, which, along with occupation-related injuries, is typically excluded from health plan coverage. Administering preventive vaccines and medication is the best way to keep costs down.

If you are traveling for pleasure, don’t ruin the vacation due to an unwanted illness.  This page will prepare you prior to departure by giving you the necessary tools to stay free from preventable illnesses.

Nearby Travel Medicine Locations:    

The RWJ Hamilton Travel Medicine Service (609-584-6654) offers immunizations, prescriptions and health education for traveling abroad. In addition, our staff can provide advice to the healthy traveler about preventive measures to avoid illness during and after their trip.The clinic also provides:

  • Written advice and documentation, including the International Certificate of Vaccination
  • Pre-travel assessment to determine health care needs
  • Information on general health and safety concerns

Computerized software system offers information on 229 countries and up-to-date counseling for preventing travel-related diseases such as yellow fever, diphtheria, typhoid, malaria, hepatitis and diarrhea. The program allows us to determine and relay information about:

  • Information about disease risks
  • Necessary preventive vaccines and medications
  • Detailed explanation of travel health issues, including food, water and inspect precautions

Passport Health — Private provider of travel medical and immunization services with locations in NJ

Other Valuable Travel Health Resources

  • Travelers' Health Topics — The CDC pages listing communicable disease health alerts and information on health and travel.
  • Travel Vaccinations — Everything you need to know about the timing and requirements for communicable diseases such as for Yellow Fever, Meningitis, Diphtheria, etc. before you travel.

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