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Children's Medical Group, P.C.
Atlanta Office: 1875 Century Boulevard N.E., Suite 150 Atlanta, Georgia 30345 | Phone: 404-633-4595
Johns Creek Office: 3855 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GA 30096 | Phone: 770-995-0823
Decatur Office: 125 Clairemont Ave., #190 Decatur, GA 30030 | Phone: 404-748-9691


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Travel Medicine

If your family is traveling out of the country please contact our offices to see if your child’s vaccines are up to date or if there are any further preventive vaccines or medications that are needed.

To see the vaccines that are required for the specific area you are traveling to, please refer to this CDC Travel Website.

We do not carry all the vaccines that might be required for your trip so please contact our office before making an appointment. We may need to refer you to a nearby Travel Clinic.

List of Travel Clinics:

Pediatric Travel Check List

  • Pack your prescription medications in your carry-on luggage
  • If you have a severe allergy and epinephrine has been prescribed by your doctor, bring your epinephrine auto-injector (for example, an EpiPen or Auvi-Q)
  • Special prescriptions for the trip
    • Medicines to prevent malaria, if needed
    • Antibiotic prescribed by your doctor for self-treatment of moderate to severe diarrhea, if needed
    • Get recommended vaccines prior to travel (such as typhoid, hepatitis A, MMR, meningitis if needed—talk to your doctor several weeks before traveling to schedule these)
    • Anti-vomiting medication if recommended by your doctor
  • Over-the-counter medicines
    • Antidiarrheal medication (for example, bismuth subsalicylate, loperamide--if recommended by your doctor)
    • Antihistamine (such as Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec, or Allegra)
    • Anti-motion sickness medication (if recommended by your doctor)
    • Medicine for pain or fever (such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen)
    • Cough suppressant/expectorant or cough drops (if recommended by your doctor)
    • Antacid
    • Antifungal and antibacterial ointments or creams
    • 1% hydrocortisone cream
  • Supplies to prevent illness or injury
    • Insect repellent containing DEET (30%-50%) or picaridin (up to 15%)
    • Sunscreen (preferably SPF 15 or greater) and sunglasses that have both UVA and UVB protection
    • Antibacterial hand wipes or alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol
    • Lubricating eye drops
  • First-aid supplies
    • Basic first-aid items (bandages, gauze, ace bandage, antiseptic, tweezers, scissors, cotton-tipped applicators)
    • Moleskin for blisters
    • Aloe gel for sunburns
    • Digital thermometer
    • Oral rehydration solution packets

Reference: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/pack-smart

Click here for PDF copy of the Pediatric Travel Check List.

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