Right now you’re sitting at home, and you’re close to flying on your dream vacation. But wait! You didn’t get vaccinated! That… that could be a big problem.
If you’re looking to travel the world, first you’ll need to travel to a local doctor to get your vaccinations done. It may seem like a no-brainer, but many travellers forget about vaccinations, or simply procrastinate until it’s too late.
Since we cater to the tech scene in New York City, we are keenly aware that many of you are true digital nomads. You travel for work and you travel for pleasure. Knowledge about vaccinations are the difference between being able to take that business trip or that vacation… and not.
In fact, we recently got our hands on some photos from some trips you have been planning but didn’t get vaccinated for. Let’s take a look:
Wow look how happy this person looks to be in Cambodia! Shame it’s not you, because you didn’t get vaccinated!
Wow look at all those vaccinated people next to that very large and oddly shaped grave. Unfortunately, none of them are you because you didn’t get vaccinated!
Not only is Christ the Redeemer one of the most iconic statues in the world, it also gives you an incredible look out over Rio de Janeiro. Tough luck that you won’t be able to see those views because you couldn’t be bothered to get vaccinated before travelling.
Rumor has it that the commissioner of the Taj Mahal, Shah Jahan, cut off the thumbs of the builders so that they could never build something as beautiful again. Instead of saying Namaste to India, you said “nah imma stay at home because I didn’t get vaccinated.”
Ok I get it. I should get vaccinated before travelling abroad…
Getting vaccinated before travelling is very easy! All you have to do is find a local doctor and book an appointment.
If you don’t know what vaccinations you need, fear not! Your doctor should be very equipped to answer those sorts of questions. If you’re curious, though, the CDC has a comprehensive list of every vaccine that is required or recommended for entry to any country on earth. You can find that here.
One important thing to keep in mind is that some vaccinations require multiple visits over several weeks! So if you’re planning on travelling in the next several months, you should make sure you get on top of your required and recommended vaccinations immediately!
Where do I get vaccinated?
Well, good news for you, traveller who is slightly less apathetic about their vaccinations than they were 5 minutes ago. There are tons of places that you can get your vaccines done. What you’ll want is a doctor you can trust to administer your vaccines and keep track of what you are and are not yet protected from. Dr. Raisa Mitelman is an experienced, award-winning physician specializing in internal medicine and primary care services. She has been practicing medicine for over 20 years, and Allay Medical is one of the best reviewed clinics in all of New York City. Located in the heart of Manhattan, getting to Allay Medical is very easy.
Additional Pieces of Advice
Outside of getting vaccinated before travelling, which may have been mentioned once or twice in this article, we also have a list of recommendations for anyone travelling abroad.
- Check the CDC’s Travel Health Notices page before deciding to travel abroad
- Make sure to have a stash of antibiotics for emergencies, such as food poisoning. We can prescribe you these antibiotics as well.
- Make sure your passport is not expired or expiring within 6 months. For some countries, they won’t allow you in if your passport’s expiration is impending.
- Do research on visas. If the country you are travelling to requires a visa to enter, make sure you don’t get turned away!
- Ask a trusted physician what vaccines you need. They’re the experts!
So make sure that you are up to date on all required vaccinations for your upcoming trip.