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Safe Travels

safe-travelsTips for Travel Safety

With Spring Break just around the corner many families are preparing to hit the road in search of warmer weather and adventure. Before you travel, review the following checklist to prepare for a safe and healthy trip:

  • Complete any immunizations necessary for your destination.
  • Keep all prescription and over-the-counter medicines in original, labeled containers. Do not use pill cases or other unlabeled containers.
  • Carry along extra prescriptions, as well as a letter from your healthcare provider explaining your need for the medicine. Some countries have strict laws regarding narcotics.
  • Take with you the generic names of your medicines. Pharmaceutical companies overseas may use different names from those in the United States.
  • As an extra precaution, pack eyeglasses and medicine in carry-on luggage in case checked baggage is lost.
  • Consider wearing a "medical alert" bracelet if you have allergies or reactions to medicines, insect bites, certain foods, or other unique medical problems.
  • Discuss with your healthcare provider how you will take medicine as you cross time zones.
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