Overview of the Travel Clinic Program
The Travel Clinic Program at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Medical Subspecialties Institute provides medical advice and vaccines required to enter foreign countries, as well as those recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
What We Treat
The Travel Clinic Program offers travel safety information, pre-travel counseling, and immunizations that can help safeguard the health of patients and their families when traveling abroad. The travel clinic’s team also provides up-to-date information regarding required and recommended immunizations necessary to protect travelers from communicable diseases.
Please note that the Travel Clinic Program at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi does not provide Hajj vaccines and does not see patients under the age of 14.
Diagnosis & Treatment at the Travel Clinic
It is recommended that patients consult the Travel Clinic four to six weeks prior to their anticipated departure date for travel. If possible, they should bring their travel itinerary and previous immunization records to the appointment.
During the visit, a Travel Clinic Program physician will review the traveler’s itinerary, medical history, medications, and previous vaccinations. The team then talks to the traveler about the best travel preparation plan for their destination(s), agrees on a course of vaccines, and administers them.
The travel clinic offers the following vaccinations:
- Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
- Hepatitis A and B
- Influenza (or flu)
- Streptococcus pneumonia
- Meningococcus (or meningitis)
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Varicella (or chicken pox)
- Yellow fever
In addition to providing vaccinations, caregivers at the Travel Clinic Program educate travelers on insect bite prevention and food and water precautions. When appropriate, they may also prescribe medications that can be used to combat travelers’ diarrhea, malaria, and altitude sickness.
Travel Clinic Program Caregivers
The Travel Clinic Program at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Medical Subspecialties Institute is dedicated to the Patients First education and safety of those traveling to foreign countries. Caregivers involved in patient care for this program are:
- Infectious disease physicians
- Nurses dedicated to the travel clinic
- Health unit coordinators
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