The TRIP (Travel-Related Immunization Program) Center
The TRIP Center is a reliable source for providing all travel-related health
information, immunizations and preventative medications for your travel needs.
Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, it is important to
protect yourself from the many diseases that may threaten your health.
Some countries require certain immunizations for entry. The TRIP Center
at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center can help you determine which immunizations
In conjunction with frequently requested immunizations, The TRIP center
also provides the following immunizations:
- Yellow Fever Vaccine
- Hepatitis A Vaccine
- Hepatitis B Vaccine
- Typhoid Polysaccaharide Vaccine
- Meningococcal Vaccine
- Polio Vaccine
- Rabies Vaccine
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Diptheria/ Tetanus
Upon examination, The TRIP Center physician will take into consideration
your current physical condition (i.e. diabetes, emphysema or heart disease)
and health status and provide you with the information and treatment that
may be affected by a change in environment.
When you return, a follow-up examination is available. This may be a good
measure to take in case you were exposed to unsanitary conditions, as
well as infections or parasites that may not show immediate symptoms.
This examination will help treat and potentially eliminate any unforeseen
We also offer the following services:
• Clinical tropical medicine
• Consultation for parasitic tropical diseases
• Yellow fever certificates
• Required and recommended immunizations for travel
• Travel medicine
• Pre- and post-travel education and treatment
• Counseling for healthy and safe travel
Planning for a healthy Trip
Those traveling abroad can take several precautions to help avoid the potential
for travel related health complications prior to and during travel. International
travelers should try to set up an appointment ideally 4-6 weeks before
their trip. Some travel vaccines require a series of vaccinations given
over a period of time. Even if it is less than 4 weeks before your trip,
you should still consult your travel medicine provider since you may still
benefit from vaccinations, medications, and information on protecting
your health while traveling.
Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent disease from infection
while traveling abroad. Frequent hand washing with soap and water or alcohol
based hand sanitizers can help prevent the transmission of disease.
To decrease your risk of traveler's diarrhea when traveling to another
country one should take precautions when eating and drinking. To minimize
the amount of bacteria in foods, eat foods that are well-cooked and that
have not sat out for long periods of time. Although tempting, avoid eating
foods from street vendors. Avoid raw or uncooked foods or any kind of
unpasteurized dairy products. Remove the skin and peel from fruits yourself.
Drink commercially bottled water or carbonated beverages. Avoid ice. Use
bottled water when brushing your teeth.
If you are traveling to a country with an increased risk of malaria, be
sure to tell your travel medicine health provider so that you can receive
any preventative medications prior to your trip. While away, avoid any
water activities in freshwater lakes and streams as it may increase your
risk to exposure to certain diseases. When traveling to countries with
an increased risk of disease transmitted by mosquitoes, be sure to protect
yourself with bednets, insect repellents, and special clothing, while
in these areas.
Be sure to refill all prescription medications to last the entire duration
of your trip. If possible try to take extra prescriptions for medications
in case they need to be refilled abroad.