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Handling Medical Emergencies Abroad

See your doctor first

Thomas Northcut

See your doctor before you go.

Make sure you are in sound shape for the kind of trip you’re planning. If you haven’t had a recent medical check-up, get one. If you plan any unusual or strenuous physical activities, tell your doctor. Are there any required or recommended vaccinations for your destination? Don’t wait until the last minute. According to the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers, you should receive any necessary vaccinations six to eight weeks before your departure.

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