Travel Clinic / Traveling with Children

Traveling with Children

The Vanderbilt Travel Clinic is offering the Yellow Fever vaccine and will continue to carry this vaccine through 2019.
In addition, we are now offering the cholera vaccine.

Traveling with infants or young children can be challenging even for the most experienced parent.  We want you and your child to enjoy your trip and return home safely! The Vanderbilt Travel Clinic recommends you take the following precautions when traveling with your child:

  • Contact the airline for recommendations and regulations regarding infant/child seating and transporting carseats
  • Be aware that transportation in underdeveloped countries may not have seatbelts to secure your child's carseat
  • Pay special attention to food and water precautions and be prepared to treat diarrhea quickly and appropriately
  • Carry oral rehydration solution (ORS) packets with you in the event of dehydration
  • Do not use tap water to wash/rinse toys and pacifiers - use medicated wipes or bottled water
  • Wash hands regularly
  • Avoid direct sun exposure from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Be sure your little one wears a hat, light colored clothing and sunscreen on unprotected areas
  • Always apply sunscreen and mosquito repellent