When preparing for a trip around the world, there are certain precautions you should take when it comes to your health. There are vaccinations and medications recommended for travel and even required in some cases, depending on the countries and regions you will be traversing. Some of the vaccinations we needed were covered by insurance, but the major ones were not unfortunately. So, depending on the insurance you carry, you might get lucky and not have as much out-of-pocket costs as we incurred.
Below is the list of vaccinations and medications we received in preparation for our RTW trip. Please note that these are simply what we decided was best for us based on our travel clinic consultation and our potential itinerary.
Travel Clinic Consultation
- Necessary for receiving certain travel vaccinations ($149 per person)
- Yellow Fever ($160 per person)
- Typhoid ($114 per person)
- Meningitis (Covered)
- Hepatitis A (Covered)
- Hepatitis B (Covered)
- TDAP (Covered)
- Excedrin (Over the counter)
- Mefloquine – weekly malaria preventative for Africa – 12 tablets each ($70 per person)
- Atovaquone – daily malaria preventative for parts of SE Asia – 30 tablets each ($12 per person)
- Ciprofloxacin – anti-diarrhea – 6 tablets each ($3 per person)
- Azithromycin – anti-diarrhea for parts of Asia – 3 tablets each ($9 per person)