Travelers who are not sure how to prepare for a trip overseas can get answers from the Fulton County Board of Health, which has recently reopened its travel clinics.
They are located at the College Park Regional Health Center at 1920 John Wesley Ave. and the North Fulton Regional Health Center at 3155 Royal Drive in Alpharetta.
According to a news release, the travel clinics provide vaccines and relevant information specific to destinations.
Gloria Beecher, R.N., the board’s director of nursing services, said nurses have undergone extensive training to prepare for the reopening.
“We want to ensure our nurses are current with their knowledge of vaccines so that they can provide the best care and education for our clients,” Beecher said in a statement.
She said travelers should get vaccinated at least four to six weeks before traveling to allow time for vaccines to begin working for maximum protection.
One-on-one pre-travel and post-travel consultations are offered if needed.
Both consultations are tailored to meet individual travel needs, the release stated.
During a pre-travel consultation, travel history and destination will be assessed to determine which vaccinations and prescriptions are required for the trip.
If necessary, vaccinations will be given during the consultation.
Additionally, tips to prevent sickness while overseas will be provided.
Post-travel consultations offer guidance for recovering from illnesses.
Hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 to 11 a.m.
Information: College Park, 404-613-8865; North Fulton, 404-332-1876; or fultoncountyboh.org