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THE ISSAQUAH PRESS WEDNESDAY JULY 15, 2009 " B5 Clinic FROM PAGE B4 recommended and routine. For example, if you're going to the Congo in Africa, then yellow fever inoculation is required. A shot to protect against Hepatitis A, tetanus or diph- theria are recommended in many travel destina- tions. And a routine shot is something taken regu- larly, such as against the flu. Vierra then gets specific for each person, going over his or her medical history and how it may be affected in a particular country, including diabetes, insulin and needles, heart disease or even recent cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy. One thing Vierra said to keep in mind is when to plan a visit to her office or your primary health care provider. "Some coun- tries, for example, IF YOU GO require a yellow fever vaccination Travel Medicine 10 days prior to ,, UW Medicine Issaquah Clinic leaving the U.S., 1455 11th Ave. N.W. she said. "You re 391-3900 given a yellow www.tripprep.com certificate that proves you've got- ten the shot, and some places won't even let you on the plane unless you show that card." Obviously, you want to schedule your visit as early as possible before leaving the country. But all is not lost if you forget. "I've had people come see me the day before they leave," Vierra said. "But depending upon the vacci- nation, an immunity can build up even ff you were immediately exposed to the virus. Additionally, the sooner you get shots that can have side effects, the more likely they'll have sub- sided before you travel, she said. Because Vierra is so busy and is at the clinic only three days a week, a second doctor, Seema Diddee, now sees just those heading to India. These days, that includes a growing number of Microsoft employees going there to work. Anyone can come in to get a consultation at the travel clinic, regardless whether they're regular UW Medicine patients. "Under 18, you must be seen with your parents," she added. "I do see a lot of kids traveling, especially on church missions." Reach Reporter David Hayes at 392-6434, ext. 23L or dhayes@isspress, com. Comment on this story at www.issaquah- press, com. BY GREG FARRAI Mibelle I/lerra, head of Travel Medicine at the UW Medicine Clinic in Issaquah, displays a couple of brochures she provides people planning to vacation or work overseas, outlining poten- tial health risks and vaccinations needed. 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