Travel Medicine

Travel Medicine

Planning a big trip?  We know there’s a lot to consider, and we’re here to help you with your travel vaccinations and offer travel health advice.  Southwest CARE Center offers pre-travel counseling, immunizations, and itinerary analysis for international travelers.

Travel Health Services

  • Pre-travel counseling
  • Analysis of travel itinerary
  • Review of previous vaccinations and immunizations
  • Malaria prevention advice and prescriptions
  • Info about travel health topics including traveler’s diarrhea

While vaccination is the primary focus of the travel medicine department, your provider can also provide advice on consuming potable water and food.  Travel consultations are based on the recommendations of the CDC and the leadership of Dr. Michael Palestine.

Common Travel Vaccinations and Immunizations

Below are a list of common travel vaccinations and immunizations.  Please note that this list is not conclusive.  Please visit the CDC's Travel Health page for complete information.

  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertusis)
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Influenza
  • Pneumovax®
  • Meningitis
  • Shingles
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow fever
  • Rabies
  • Polio

Resources for Travelers

I’d you’d like more international travel medicine, please visit the CDC website:

For more information and appointments, please call us at 505-954-1921.  We recommend making appointments for several weeks prior to the date of departure.

The Travel Medicine Clinic is located at Southwest CARE Center: Family Medicine, 1691 Galisteo Street, Suite D.