Travel Immunizations: Shots or Not?

Originally broadcast August 24, 2011

Sarah H. Schoof, FNP-C
International Society of Travel Medicine Certificate in Travel Health
Owner, Safari Health NP, Slingerlands, New York
Nurse Practitioner General Medicine, Prime Care Physicians, P.L.L.C., Delmar, New York
Nurse Practitioner, Director of Medical Services; Capital City Rescue Mission Free Clinic, Albany, New York      

Domestic or international travel can provide an opportunity for work or leisure as well as the spread of disease. There are many factors to consider when traveling the globe and each travel health plan must be unique. Learn how to protect yourself, loved ones, patients and the global community from vaccine preventable illnesses.
This webinar will address the 6 “R”s of travel immunization:
Three types of vaccines for travelers: Routine, Recommended and Required
Three aspects of professional practice: Risk assessment, Referrals, Resources

After participating in the webinar the learner will:

  • Be able to identify travel vaccines within three categories: Routine, Recommended and Required
  • Be able to describe the factors included in an individual’s travel risk assessment
  • Be able to identify the referral sources for pre-travel consultations
  • Be able to identify resources for travel vaccination information

This webinar was made possible by cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC # 1U01IP000357. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.

Sarah Schoof, FNP- C is the sole owner of Safari Health, Slingerlands NY, which provides travel health services to individuals on a private pay basis

There is no commercial support for this broadcast.

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