Going to the London Olympics? Get vaccinated!
On May 23
On May 23, CDC posted
2012: Olympic and Paralympic Games on its Travelers' Health web section. The
announcement advises U.S. travelers to the 2012 Olympic Games (July 29–August
12) and 2012 Paralympic Games (August 29–September 9) to plan ahead while in the
U.S. and to take precautions after arriving in London. Heading the list of CDC
travel tips is this advice on vaccination:
Make sure you are up to date on your
routine vaccines. Most people get these before they start school. The vaccine
that protects against measles is especially important. There’s a large
measles outbreak in
Europe, and a lot of unvaccinated American travelers were infected with measles
The announcement includes many other travel tips and links
to useful travel websites.
2012: olympic and paralymic games. Accessed June 2, 2012.