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When should I get any vaccinations required before traveling overseas?

Depending on which vaccinations might be required for your destination, you will need to visit a travel medicine clinic (check with your state or local health department to locate one) anywhere from four to 12 weeks prior to departure. That way, you will have plenty of time to get a physical, take care of any current medical problems, and get any vaccinations needed.

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