March 20, 2019
Travelers can get vaccinated and educated on international destinations at Bartell’s
Expansion of travel clinics to multiple Bartell’s locations
Around the world, health news is constantly changing. Whether it’s a new destination, or a road regularly traveled, international journeys can present health situations to those unaware of current circumstances. Before traveling internationally, it is often recommended that customers visit a travel clinic. Now at 57 Bartell’s locations, travelers can receive a customized medical travel plan for any destination. Bartell’s travel consultant pharmacists can prescribe and administer travel vaccines such as those for yellow fever, typhoid and other conditions.
As part of the appointment, patients receive personalized information about their destination and potential health related scenarios. Travel pharmacists will make recommendations for necessary vaccines or medications tailored to the patient’s health history and destination. Since most vaccines take approximately 14 days to be fully effective, it is best to visit the travel clinic 6-8 weeks prior to departing. All decisions made by travel clinic pharmacists are based on the latest CDC guidelines.
“When planning a trip to an international destination, trust your neighborhood Bartell’s pharmacist to help you with the right health plan. With the recent resurgence of illnesses like measles and typhoid fever, vaccinations are top of mind. Many of the illnesses potentially encountered in other countries can be prevented. Get the most out of your travel. Stay healthy and focus on the reason for your travels.” said Billy Chow, VP of Pharmacy at Bartell’s.
Some travel vaccinations administered at Bartell’s include Typhoid, Cholera, Hepatitis A, Yellow Fever, Meningococcal, Rabies and Tetanus. All international travel medical planning should be treated the same regardless of the destination. Travelers should also keep in mind that some countries require proof of vaccination prior to entering the country. Whether it’s Thailand or London, Bartell’s is the resource to help those traveling remain protected.
About Bartell Drugs: Operating 68 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties and serving the Northwest since 1890, locally owned Bartell Drugs is dedicated to providing extraordinary service that advances health, happiness and wellbeing. For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.
Media Contact: Hannah Kubiak, Communications Manager, Bartell Drugs, 206-933-9416 or email@example.com