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Medical preparation for travel abroad for an international adoption should begin within a few months of the initial paperwork for the adoption. A common mythology about travel preparation is that it occurs a few days before the flight. Some vaccines that are needed for travel cannot be administered and completed within a few weeks of travel, but rather require at least six months for the completion of the series to produce life-long immunity.

For more information about preparation for international travel, you may want to visit the following web sites:
World Health Organization: http://www.who.int
The Centers for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov
The International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers: http://www.iamat.org
International SOS (medical services for travelers): http://www.internationalsos.com
American Medical Centers (medical care while abroad): http://www.amcenters.com
or World Access (medical insurance for travelers): http://www.worldaccess.com

Select one of the following links for more detailed information:

General Vaccine Prep
Hepatitis B Vaccine for Families Adopting from Abroad (link to original PDF on Immunize.org's website | mirror of same PDF hosted here)
Vaccination Guide
Hepatitis B: An Imperative Vaccination


Fee Schedule available online.

My office manager will work with you to help you receive the fullest possible reimbursement from your health insurance company, but payment in full is required at the time of service.

iph International Pediatric Health Services, PLLC
Dr. Jane Aronson, FAAP
338 East 30th Street, #1R
New York, NY 10016
P: 212.207.6666
F: 212.207.6665
E: E-mail us


Please be prepared to leave a complete phone number and hotel room number when calling from abroad.

  This page last updated August 18, 2008 11:26 AM EST