Staying Healthy On A Last-Minute Trip

CDC recommends seeing a doctor at least 4–6 weeks before international travel, but a visit to a travel medicine specialist is valuable even if you have less time.

Ideally, you should see a doctor at least 4–6 weeks before international travel, since many travel vaccines require multiple shots and take time to become fully effective. However, even if you are leaving soon, a visit to a travel medicine doctor is valuable.

Some vaccines give partial protection after a single dose, and your doctor can counsel you on other ways you can reduce your risk of illness or injury.

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