Travel and Vaccines

Immunization is one of the best ways to protect your child and family from vaccine-preventable diseases when traveling both domestically and internationally. To make sure your family is up-to-date on both their routine and travel vaccines and fully protected against dangerous diseases, be sure to learn about what vaccines are needed for each country. Also, to stay informed about recent outbreaks and how they can affect your family’s travel plans, make sure you visit CDC’s Travel Notices before your travel.

For more information and tips about how you can keep your family safe when traveling throughout the U.S. and overseas, we encourage you to visit Travel Smart: Get Vaccinated.

Since measles is still common in many countries, unvaccinated travelers bring measles to the U.S. and it can spread. Protect yourself, you family, and your community with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, especially before traveling internationally.

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Date Released: 8/26/2015 
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