Get Healthy Before You Embark on Summer Travels

If you haven’t already, it’s time to start planning your summer vacation! The key to having a great trip with your family is all in the preparation. There are flights to book, hotel rooms to reserve, sightseeing checklists to make, and, of course, essentials to pack.

Many of us neglect to take the necessary steps to stay healthy when we travel, but it’s a decision that is essential for a safe trip. Luckily, Test Smartly Labs has some easy tips to make sure that you have fun and stay healthy during your summer travels.

Summer Vacation Wellness Tips

Get Your Necessary Vaccinations

There are vaccines that can protect you from many different illnesses that you may not encounter when you’re at home. The CDC recommends that get your measles vaccine before any international travel. While measles is rare in the United States because of our vaccination policies, it is common to encounter measles internationally and they are highly contagious. It’s always a good idea to make sure you’re up-to-date on your measles vaccine because the most common cases in Kansas City have been brought back by international travelers.

The CDC also recommends that people who have not yet been vaccinated for the flu receive the vaccination two weeks before they travel so that the vaccine immunity can develop properly. You never know what you’ll encounter on your adventures abroad.

Are you having a hard time keeping track of whether or not you’ve gotten all your necessary vaccines? A titers test can help determine your immunity levels for various diseases and viruses so that you can steer clear of vaccines you don’t need and get the vaccines you do need to stay healthy while you travel. Test Smartly Labs offers no-hassle blood titers tests.

Consider a Check-Up

Getting sick on vacation can be a frightening and dangerous experience. Quality health care can be difficult to obtain when you’re traveling. Even navigating a drug store to care for little health concerns can be daunting when labels are in a foreign language. It only makes sense to ensure you’re in good health before you leave. Get a check-up before your trip to help guarantee that you are healthy enough to enjoy your trip. Depending on your specific health issues, blood or urine tests may be in order. If this is the case, you can get these tests checked off your to-do list in the comfort of the Test Smartly Labs facilities.

Be Prepared

A little forethought goes a long way in terms of staying healthy while traveling. Don’t forget to pack any prescriptions and over-the-counter medications you might need, as these can be difficult to obtain while abroad. You might want to contact your insurance company to know if your health insurance will cover you in another country. You may find it useful to bring a first aid kit stocked with emergency bandages, aspirin, and anti-nausea medication. Don’t let minor health issues slow you down!

Travel Well With Help From Test Smartly Labs

While you’re busy making your travel plans, don’t forget to plan for good health on your vacation. Test Smartly Labs can help you complete your necessary pre-trip health checklist quickly, comfortably, and confidentially.

TEST SMARTLY LABS OFFERS HEALTH AND WELLNESS TESTING TO GET YOU READY FOR YOUR VACATION. CONTACT TEST SMARTLY LABS OR CALL (816) 800-9699 TODAY TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AT ANY OF OUR 5 KC-METRO LOCATIONS!

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