Passport Health Relocates Colorado Springs Office Expanding Services

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International travelers encouraged to get vaccinated before going abroad this summer.

Due to increased demand for its services, Passport Health Colorado, a leading provider of travel medicine, immunizations and vaccinations, has expanded its Colorado Springs office and moved to a larger facility at 1625 Medical Center Point, Suite 212. The new office space in what is considered the medical corridor of Colorado Springs is over 1,000 square feet, which is more than double the size of its previous space. Passport Health Colorado currently has six offices on the Front Range and immunizes well over 25,000 clients every year.

With summer vacation around the corner, Passport Health Colorado recommends international travelers make arrangements now for vaccinations ensuring they’ll stay healthy while traveling abroad. “Travelers that vacation or do business in foreign countries should vaccinate themselves from diseases like polio and malaria, which are prevalent in many parts of the world,” says Passport Health Colorado’s Executive Director Michelle Reesman, R.N. “Travelers should get vaccinated at least four to six weeks prior to travelling, since it can take weeks after a vaccination for your body to create adequate immunity to disease.”

Health officials are also advising Americans that are travelling to Europe this summer for the Olympic Games in London and the Euro 2012 soccer cup in Poland and Ukraine to get vaccinated against measles. With a recent surge of measles in parts of Europe (26,000 cases last year), there is a possibility of a measles outbreak in the U.S. In 2011, 214 people in the U.S. got the measles and 68 were hospitalized because of travelers returning with the disease.

The Travel Medicine Specialists at Passport Health Colorado administer and prescribe vaccinations and medications recommended by the CDC, WHO, and other world surveillance organizations that constantly monitor outbreaks and other health hazards. Services include the full range of travel health information and immunizations, protective vaccines for a healthy lifestyle, on-site flu clinics, and on-site immunizations for groups and organizations.

Passport Health Colorado also carries a full line of specialty travel health products, including protection kits for malaria, diarrhea, and water purification. Each office has a full stock of all vaccines that are recommended or required for international travel including: pre-exposure rabies, yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, meningococcal, typhoid, Japanese encephalitis and tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis. Passport Health also carries vaccines that are not necessarily related to travel, including influenza, pneumococcal and shingles vaccinations.

For more information, please visit the Passport Health Colorado website at http://www.passporthealthco.com. To schedule an appointment at the Passport Health Colorado Springs office, call 719-387-5528.

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