Traveling with children can be a wonderful, but sometimes challenging, experience. Normal routines are thrown out the window, and a new environment with different food, germs and people can sometimes lead to sickness.
Here are ideas to help the entire family stay healthy while traveling: Staying Healthy While You Travel.
Our eTravel Clinic
In addition to talking with your primary doctor about travel questions, you can now request online pre-travel health consultations that are affordable and convenient.
Submit your completed eTravel Questionnaire to us either by fax or by dropping it off at any of our eight offices. In order to receive eTravel health recommendations, you must register for our Patient Portal. Our travel medicine physician, Dr. Julie Wen, will review your itinerary and make recommendations regarding travel medications, vaccines, and illness prevention. You will receive a message through the Patient Portal with these recommendations within 5 business days. Please call us if you do not receive this message. Travel vaccines can then be scheduled with a nurse.
If your child needs travel prescriptions, Dr. Wen can send those prescriptions directly to your preferred pharmacy. Since some travel vaccines need to be administered up to four weeks before your trip, please take this into consideration for your pre-travel planning. However, it is never too late to benefit from a pre-travel health consult through our eTravel clinic service.
- The eTravel service is offered at a cost of $60. Please note that, while we will bill your insurance, you will be responsible for this amount if the service isn’t covered.
- Due to a manufacturing shortage, Allegro Pediatrics is currently unable to offer Yellow Fever Vaccine in the office. This shortage is expected to continue until the end of 2018. If you are traveling to a region that requires this vaccine (most commonly Africa, South America, or Panama), Dr. Wen can send a prescription for the Yellow Fever Vaccine to be administered at a local travel pharmacy with an eTravel consultation.
- Allegro does not carry Hepatitis A immunoglobulin, Japanese encephalitis (JE) vaccine, or Rabies vaccine.
- For new patients, please submit a copy of your child's immunization record along with the completed eTravel questionnaire.