My husband and I asked our doctors (not affiliated) if we needed vaccinations for our upcoming cruises to Italy/Greece/Turkey/Croatia and Mexico/Guatemala/Costa Rico/Panama/Aruba. Both of us were told to go to Passport Health for shots.
Passport Health prepared a report on each of the countries we are visiting. The reports contained CDC recommended shots, preventive measures for illnesses we might encounter, climate information, health alerts, safety alerts, consular information, crime reports, medical facilities, lists of foods to avoid, traffic safety, etc. We were told how to treat our clothing to repel insects, given care kits for travelers’ diarrhea and other useful travel items.
We opted to follow the CDC recommendations for vaccinations. They were recorded in International Certificate of Vaccinations booklets to be carried with our passports. The Passport Health staff and the services provided were impressive - although expensive. (The vaccinations are not available from our primary care doctors, nor are they covered by insurance.) Did we need shots? Murphy’s Law has taught us that if we didn’t get them, we would wish we had.
FIY: Health travel information can be found at the Center for Disease Control website: http://www.cdc.gov/travel/