Guidelines for the prevention of travel-associated illness in older adults
Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines20173:10
© The Author(s). 2017
Published: 13 June 2017
International travel to the developing world is becoming more common in elderly patients (defined here as individuals greater than 65 years old). When providing pre-travel counseling, providers must appreciate the changing physiology, comorbidities, immunity and pharmacokinetics associated with the aging process to prepare elderly patients for the stressors of international travel. These guidelines present an evidence-based approach to pre-travel counseling, immunization, and pharmacology concerns unique to elderly patients seeking care in a travel clinic setting.
Travel medicineElderlyPre-travel counseling