International adoption continues to rise in popularity, thanks in part to celebrities like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, as well as storylines on shows such as Sex and the City. If you are planning to travel abroad in preparation for adopting a child, part of your international travel preparations should include receiving the necessary immunizations. Depending on the time of year that you are traveling and your destination, countries may have specific requirements for the immunizations travelers must have to enter the country.
Accurate and Current International Travel Health Information
Some countries, particularly in parts of Africa and Asia, have requirements about vaccinations that international visitors must have before they travel into the country. These requirements may change depending on the incidence rate of diseases. As this health context changes, Passport Health Texas continuously monitors this information and can administer any vaccinations that you might need, as well as provide you with the required documentation.
Most of the times you are probably more likely to spend your time in an urban environment. Many diseases that are more common in foreign countries have lower incidence rates in cities than in the countryside. Nonetheless, you might need additional vaccines if your plans include venturing outside the city.
At this very special
time in the life of your family, Passport Health's professionals can help
you take care of all your health needs. We can provide all necessary information,
vaccination, medications, and documentation that you need for a safe and
To schedule an appointment, contact Passport Health at 817-756-6562.
Visit also our Travel Medical Services page to learn more about preventative travel medicine, required and recommended vaccinations, and our customized approach to your travel immunizations.
Another valuable resource is the US Department of State's page regarding international adoption information: http://www.travel.state.gov/family/adoption/info/info_458.html