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Catonsville Travel Vaccines Clinic
There are three categories of vaccines

Routine- These are the vaccines we receive in the doctors office during our childhood and a few in our adult years.

Required- These are the vaccines that are required before you can enter a country. The purpose of the vaccines are not for your
protection, but to protect their citizens from you. Examples are the yellow fever vaccine required before entrance into Ghana, and the
meningitis vaccine required before entrance into Saudi Arabia.

Recommended- These are the vaccines that are recommended for the travelers protection from diseases found in the country to be
visited.

Dr. Williams will only recommend the vaccines he truly believes would benefit the traveler.
UNDERSTANDING THE VACCINES
Travel Vaccines
Adult Tetanus with Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap)
We strongly recommend this vaccine for anyone who has not had a Tetanus shot in the past 10 years
Vaccine Information Sheet for Tdap
Hepatitis A
This vaccine is strongly recommended for all travelers. It comes in several forms- Pediatric, Adult, and a Combination of Hepatitis A and
Hepatitis B known as Twinrix. Hepatitis A is a 2 shot series- after the first shot, the second is recommended 6 to 12 months later.
Twinrix is a 3 shot series - first one, second shot 1 month later, third shot 6 months later.
Vaccine Information Sheet
Hepatitis B
This vaccine comes in several forms- Pediatric, Adult, and a Combination of Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B known as Twinrix. Hepatitis B  is
a 3 shot series-  first one, second shot 1 month later, third shot 6 months later.-. Twinrix is also a 3 shot series - first one, second shot 1
month later, third shot 6 months later.
Vaccine Information Sheet
Yellow Fever
This vaccine is required for certain countries and usually must be given at least 10 days prior to arrival. A special Yellow
Fever Certificate is provided.
Countries at risk for Yellow Fever Transmission.
Vaccine Information Sheet
Japanese Encephalitis
If traveling to rural areas for over 1 month in the areas on the map - this vaccine is strongly recommended.
Risk Area Map
Vaccine Information Sheet
Polio
Travelers going to certain parts of Africa and Asia may be at risk for polio. Everyone
should be up-to-date with their routine polio vaccination. Adults who received the
polio series when they were children should still receive a one-time polio vaccine if
traveling to countries with active polio still present. A one-time adult polio booster
vaccine is recommended for travelers to the following countries where polio is still
a risk: Afghanistan, Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African
Republic, Chad, China (Xinjiang Province), Djibouti, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Kenya, Libya,
Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania,
Turkmenistan, Uganda, and Uzbekistan. (See map of countries where CDC
recommends a booster dose Adobe PDF file.)
Countries where Polio is Recommended
Vaccine Information Sheet
Map of Recommended Countries to receive the polio vaccine
Meningococcal Meningitis
If traveling to Saudi Arabia, or one of  the countries in the Meningitis Belt of Africa, this vaccine is strongly recommended. See the
risk area map.
Risk Area Map
Vaccine Information Sheet
Flu Vaccine
We carry the best flu vaccine available- the Quadrivalent flu vaccine. Recommended for all  travelers. It is
definitely recommended for cruise travelers. We carry  the injectable type and the nasal type.
Vaccine Information Sheet for injectable
Vaccine Information Sheet for Nasal Live Vaccine
Measles, Mumps, Rubella
Vaccine Information Sheet