Whether you are traveling with your family or you’re about to welcome a new child into your home from overseas, you must have a team of pediatricians that can make sure that you and your growing family get the proper medical care they need. That’s why the doctors at Kiwi Pediatrics offer adoption and travel medicine to families living in and around Berkeley, CA.
What To Know About Travel Medicine
Certain infectious diseases such as malaria can cause more serious and dangerous infections in young children. Therefore, if you and your family are planning to travel internationally you must talk with your pediatrician first. Based on where you’re going, we can determine which immunizations your children and the rest of your family will require. Our pediatric team provides immunizations against,
- Yellow fever
- Japanese B encephalitis
Before you can travel outside the country, it’s important that your child has already gotten the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (this will occur between 12-15 months old) and the hepatitis A vaccine (this will occur between 1-2 years old).
However, if you do plan to travel before these ages, you can talk with our pediatricians about getting these vaccines as early as six months old. If you are traveling to an area of the world with malaria, you’ll also want to talk with us about prescription antimalarial medications for your child or teen.
Welcoming a new child into your family can be an incredibly exciting time, but one that can also bring out some concerns and questions. This is why it’s important to find a pediatrician that understands the international adoption process. Here at Kiwi Pediatrics, we offer pre-adoption and post-adoption evaluations for our families.
After all, we understand the unique health risks that children may have if they have spent considerable time in an orphanage or group home. When it comes to overseas adoption medicine, we can help your family with,
- Medical and laboratory evaluation and testing for your little one
- Referrals to specialists or other doctors if there are health concerns
- Comprehensive primary pediatric care and routine checkups
medicine consultations that include supplies, immunizations, or