No matter where your journey takes you, from India to Peru, from Kenya to China, Infectious Disease Physician Hala Saad, MD, is here to help you stay healthy on your travels. Dr. Saad, guided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, assists travelers aged 6 and up in preparing for a safe and healthy journey. We strive to ensure that your travel memories are filled with happiness.
Note: Immunity can take at least 10-14 days to develop. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you schedule your appointment four to six weeks before your departure, if possible.
To schedule an appointment, please contact us at
(217) 222-6550, ext. 3430
Why Choose Quincy Medical Group for Travel Medicine?
At Quincy Medical Group, you’ll receive expert advice from Dr. Saad who is board-certified in infectious diseases and stays up-to-date on the latest information on global health conditions and concerns. Your care is tailored to your current health status, the countries you’ll be visiting, and the activities you plan to enjoy on your trip.
Your Visit with Us
When you schedule an appointment with us, you can expect a comprehensive consultation where we will collect detailed information about your travels. Before administering immunizations and prescribing medications, we review resources from the CDC, World Health Organization, and the U.S. State Department
During your visit, we’ll discuss the following:
- Preventive hygiene practices
- Potential immunization side effects
- Review of relevant health conditions
- Prescription instructions
- General travel information
Dr. Saad and her team provide vaccinations against infectious diseases that are still prevalent in developing or tropical countries, as well as detailed information about precautions to take to stay healthy while you’re away.
- Food/water precautions
- Insect precautions
- Country-specific information
- Specific health conditions
- Traveling with children
We offer a range of routine and travel-related immunizations for preventable diseases transmitted through various means. After administering the appropriate immunizations, travelers receive a Certificate of Vaccination, often necessary for entry into many foreign countries.
Travel-related immunizations include:
- Yellow fever
- Japanese encephalitis
- Hepatitis A/B (Twinrix©)
We also provide prescriptions for the prevention of:
- Traveler’s diarrhea
- Motion sickness
- Altitude sickness
- Leptospirosis from freshwater
In addition to the travel-related vaccines above, we also offer routine immunizations such as:
- Diphtheria Tetanus (TD)
- Diphtheria Tetanus/Pertussis (Tdap)
- Gardasil HPV
- Hep A-Hep B combo (Twinrix)
- Hepatitis A vaccine
- Hepatitis B vaccine (Energix, Adult)
- Hepatitis B vaccine (immunocompromised)
- Hepatitis B vaccine (Hepsilav-B)
- HIB (Haemophilus Influenza Type B)
- Influenza vaccine
- High Dose influenza
- MMR vaccine (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
- Pneumococcal vaccine (Prevnar 13)
- Pneumococcal vaccine (Prevnar 20)
- Pneumococcal vaccine (Prevnar 23)
- Varicella vaccine
Please check with your insurance carrier to find out if Travel Medicine services are covered by your insurance.