Influenza vaccine prevents the one infection every traveler is likely to encounter. This humble vaccine does more to save lives and prevent ruined travel plans, all for around $25.
In “5 Suprising Facts About Flu Vaccine in Travelers”, Dr. Kohl reinforces a huge reason why everyone older than six months of age should get a flu vaccine:
Influenza is miserable for most people, but it can be fatal for people with common diseases. If you or a family member suffers from diabetes, asthma, heart disease and others, a flu shot can be life saving.
Protecting yourself protects others, whether sitting next to them on an airplane or at the Thanksgiving table.
**Dr. Sarah Kohl is a pediatrician at Pediatric Alliance — Chartiers/McMurray Division. Board-certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics, she is also holds a Certificate in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine. Dr. Kohl is the founder and president of TravelReadyMD.**