The Need for Travel Immunization Clinics There are people out there who have great experiences in travelling, while there are those who have nothing but nightmares to tell. I know a lot of people who had a great trip that went horribly awry by catching a disease of some sort. Getting sick while travelling is very frustrating. That is why it is important to visit a travel clinic and receive vaccines or immunizations. If you and your family are planning to travel abroad, it is recommended to have a travel immunization. Which vaccinations will be required depends on the place you are going or how long you will staying. You need to visit your physician first or a travel immunization clinic at least four to five weeks prior to your departure in order to allow the recommended time for vaccinations to be effective. It is especially important to have vaccines if you are travelling to tropical areas or developing countries. Immunization will shield you from dangerous diseases such as typhoid, malaria, cholera, and hepatitis.