International moving can expose your family to new health concerns. Many foreign countries have exposure to different bugs and diseases, requiring different precautions and, in some cases, the vaccinations. Here are some websites that will provide all the necessary information you need to take care of your family before working with your international moving company.
1. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a great authority in preventing the spread of diseases. With a whole section dedicated to travelers' health, visitors to the website can look through a checklist of important considerations when traveling and moving abroad. The website has separate sections for routine, recommended and required vaccinations,
broken down by the different requirements for each country as well as nearby clinics where the vaccinations are readily available.
2. The World Health Organization is the health and disease prevention arm of the United Nations, with a whole section of the website, and an accompanying annual book, dedicated to international travel and health. Chock-full of information, including interactive disease distribution maps and updated regional information, WHO has in-depth breakdowns of each individual disease along with the immunization information related to each. Additionally, the section on international travel contains other general precautions, health risks and travel considerations.
3. The International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping travelers with their various health concerns. The website offers users the chance to plan their healthy trip, with personalized information for each country. The IAMAT also offers a comprehensive directory of IAMAT-affiliated clinics around the world, creating a network of medical care geared towards overseas travelers and their specific needs.