Vaccinations you need before you travel for vacation

Research shows people traveling abroad may not be protected with the proper vaccinations.
Curtis Jackson has more.

If any of your upcoming travel plans include trips abroad -- make sure to squeeze in a doctor's visit before you go!

According to one study.. between 2009 and 2014 -- more than half of international travelers who were eligible to receive the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine -- did not.

Measles was eradicated from the u-s in 2000 but remains common in other parts of the world... Including Western Europe.

Travelers who did not get the vaccine put themselves at risk of infection.

The CDC has issued travel notices for several other vaccine-related health issues.

Hepatitis a is a risk almost everywhere in the world.

Yellow fever is prevalent in parts of South America and Africa.

Malaria is an issue in parts of South America, Africa, and Asia -- and while there's no malaria vaccine, there is medicine travelers can take to prevent it.

Cholera has been noted in Mexico, Haiti, parts of Asia, parts of Africa, and Yemen.

There are a variety of resources for people wondering whether they need vaccinations before they embark --

The CDC travel health notices are a great resource, as is the state department's website.

Both display specific information based on the destination.


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