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Most people from Orlando who travel will tell you about the breathtaking views and foreign sights, sounds, smells and tastes. But equally important is ensuring you protect yourself from potential danger while away from home.

If you're traveling to an area where you could be at risk, be sure you talk to your Medicine Specialists at Florida Hospital doctor about vaccination.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention divides vaccines for travel into three categories: routine, recommended and required. While your doctor will tell you which ones you should have, it's best to be aware of them ahead of time. Keep in mind that many vaccinations require a series of shots over several weeks, so plan ahead.

Which vaccinations you need also depends on a number of factors including your destination, whether you will be spending time in rural areas, the season of the year you are traveling, your age, health status and previous immunizations. Be sure to discuss which vaccines and travel medication services you require with a travel vaccine specialist or your internal medicine doctor.

Learn more about recommended vaccinations and where to get them. Visit the Travelers’ Health section of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, here.  Or call Medicine Specialists at Florida Hospital to make an appointment for the specific vaccine recommended for your travel destination, 407.303.7270.