HCC Medical Insurance Services, LLC (HCCMIS®), a provider of travel medical insurance, releases an interactive infographic identifying the various travel immunizations to various countries throughout the world. Whether traveling to Senegal, China, Brazil or anywhere outside of the United States, it is vital to be aware of the required and recommended vaccinations ahead of each trip.
HCC Medical Insurance Services, LLC (HCCMIS(R)), a provider of travel medical insurance, releases an interactive infographic identifying the various travel immunizations to various countries throughout the world. (Photo: Business Wire)
Some travelers are unaware of the vaccination requirements in various countries. For example, travelers are encouraged to get the H5N1 and Japanese Encephalitis vaccinations before traveling to China. Even for just a quick trip to Panama, travelers need to make sure they’ve received the Yellow Fever vaccination.
“There are many items you need to check off your list before you leave the country,” said Mark Carney, CEO of HCCMIS. “Tourists should investigate immunizations for travel well in advance to protect themselves from disease while outside of their home country. Travelers also need to make sure they purchase travel medical insurance in order to ensure they are protected from potential illnesses and injuries overseas.”
Some immunizations for travel will need to be administered in a series of shots and cannot be completed during a single trip to the doctor’s office. This infographic also details which vaccinations are recommended versus those which are required by the Centers for Disease Control. A blue dot denotes a vaccination that is recommended while a red dot identifies one that is required. All listed vaccinations are required before heading to Africa and South America.
To ensure the utmost protection, the infographic works to remind consumers of the precautions they need to take before departing overseas, including getting required vaccinations and purchasing travel medical health insurance.