Last Reviewed
January 10, 2021

About Vax-Before-Travel


Your Healthy Travel Concierge

Vax-Before-Travel digital solutions empower international travelers to enjoy their next trip abroad by knowing the latest health and vaccination information before landing.

With the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 impacting international travel, multiple vaccinations or lab tests may be required to verify immunity by your destination country.

Most importantly, travelers can easily access world-class, fact-checked news services pre-and-post trip to maximize infectious disease prevention.

    Digital Solutions

    Vax-Before-Travel combines its innovative network of main-street capabilities with a trusted, personalized learning experience, such as these services:


    'Healthy Insights for Travelers' is a free weekly newsletter sent to your email address containing the latest vaccination and health information. The Vax-Before-Travel “real-time information network” publishes doctor/nurse/pharmacist approved people can trust. You can easily enroll at this link.

    RSS Feeds

    Would you like to share our vaccination news articles from your website or mobile app?  Choose one of the free RSS feeds listed below to get started:

    Mission Statement

    Empower international travelers with information services to maximize each person's unique immunization needs.

    Did You Know

    • About 90 million Americans traveled internationally during 2019. 
    • Tens of millions of people are not appropriately vaccinated before departure. 
    • Last-Minute travelers (LMT) comprised 16% of all international travelers.
    • At least 1 travel vaccine was deferred by 18% of LMTs because of insufficient time before departure.


    The complex issues we face as a society require respect for different viewpoints. Race, class, generation, gender, and geography all affect point of view. Reflecting these differences in our reporting leads to better, more nuanced stories and a better-informed community. We seek diverse voices in our management and reporting staff. Here is our advisory board.  

    Editorial Independence

    Vax-Before-Travel publishes health and vaccine news based upon valid research from universities, government agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and the WHO.  These organizations do not influence the published content.

    Our news-gathering team is independent of commercial or political interests. We do not accept gifts, including paid travel, to avoid any conflict-of-interest or appearance thereof. Our digital newsroom is insulated from any interaction with advertisers. We cite potential conflicts of interest on the same page as the published, relevant work.

    If you have any questions, contact [email protected].

    Medical Advisory Team

    The Vax-Before-Travel Medical Advisory Team works closely with pharmacists, doctors, and nurses across various specialty areas to ensure the published content is accurate, actionable, and understandable. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Robert Carlson, [email protected].


    Our news organization commits to doing its best to publish accurate information. We stand by the information we publish, and if it’s not correct, we will change it as quickly as possible. We take many steps to ensure accuracy, such as:

    We investigate claims with skepticism; question assumptions; challenge conventional wisdom;

    We confirm information with subject-matter experts and seek to corroborate what sources tell us by talking with other informed people or consulting documents;

    We verify content, such as technical terms, stats, etc., against source documents or clarify who is providing the information. We may share relevant components of a story with a primary source or an outside expert to verify them.

    Vax-Before-Travel Corrections Policy

    We welcome feedback from our readers regarding the information that we publish. Our news organization is committed to telling readers when an error has been made, the magnitude of the error, and the correct information, as quickly as possible. This commitment to transparency applies to small errors as well as large ones.  Please send any suggested changes to [email protected].

    If our audiences cannot trust us to get the small things right, how can they trust us on the big things?

    Vax-Before-Travel Policies

    This Privacy Policy has been compiled to better serve those concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. As described in US privacy law and information security, PII is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to understand how we collect, use, protect, or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information by our website.

    Terms of Service: Using the website, you signify your assent to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions of Use, please do not use this site. All information on this site is provided "as-is" for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment. You should consult with a medical professional if you have any questions about your health. The use of any information on this site is solely at your own risk. may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time. Your continued usage of this website means you accept all changes.

    Corrections: is committed to making clarifications to its content when appropriate. We take prompt action to edit even minor errors like spelling, grammar, or stylistic changes. Because style changes do not change the content's meaning, those kinds of "style" changes will be updated on our site without notice.

    Editorial:  We are committed to publishing information on various immunization topics.  We rely on you, our reader, to choose the most appropriate information for your needs. Information located on should not be used as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

    Advertising: accepts advertising from third parties ("Advertisers"), which may include third party banners, badges, contextual advertising, and content created or provided by an Advertiser (collectively referred to as "Advertisements" or "Advertising"). We have regularly sought sponsorships and advertisements from relevant commercial organizations, manufacturers, and other health leaders. These sponsorships, which are a form of advertising, enable us to provide you with our trusted content at no cost.

    Vax-Before-Travel Ownership Structure and Revenue Sources

    Vax-Before-Travel is owned by PrecisionVax, LLC, which is a woman-owned, international information services organization. Karen McClorey Hackett, the president of PrecisionVax, is committed to transparency in our ownership structure and revenue sources. We are a private company founded in 2016.

    We produce our revenues from advertising. Our dominant advertiser is Google Adsense. As such, our editorial team has no relationship, nor communications, with any advertiser. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

    Comments and Concerns

    We believe that public feedback is not a one-way street. Instead, we are committed to engaging with you and taking action based on your suggestions and other feedback. In line with this belief, we are committed to providing greater transparency about how news is produced and offering regular contact and interaction points.

    We believe that news publishers have a responsibility to engage with the public on the values, issues, and ideas of the day and gain much to gain in return. And most importantly, we hope your next trip is an enjoyable, healthy experience.

    Thank you,

    Karen Hackett, President