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Vax-Before-Travel Overview

Vax-Before-Travel is disrupting the travel industry by publishing vaccination information people want to know before they go! We believe travelers want to know their actual health risks even when it creates inconveniences for their next vacation.

Vax-Before-Travel translates local news - dengue in Miami - polio in London - malaria in Mexico - measles in India - yellow fever in Brazil into actionable insights to protect you and your family.

Most importantly, travelers can quickly request a pre-departure advisory session with a certified vaccine provider to develop a personalized immunization guide before their next trip!

    Mission Statement

    Empower travelers with information that maximizes each person's immunization needs.

    Did You Know

    • Tens of millions of people are not appropriately vaccinated before visiting disease-endemic countries. 
    • Last-Minute travelers deferred 18% of protective vaccines because of insufficient time before departure.
    • The U.S. Travel Association recently reported 43% of international travelers to require pre-arrival authorizations.

    Digital Solutions

    Vax-Before-Travel offers a trusted, personalized learning experience and innovative digital services:


    The complex issues we face as a society require respect for different viewpoints. Race, class, generation, gender, and geography affect points of view. Reflecting these differences in our reporting leads to better, more nuanced stories and a better-informed community. Therefore, 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 on valid research from universities, government agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and the WHO. These organizations do not influence published content.

    Our news-gathering team is independent of commercial or political interests. We do not accept gifts, including paid travel, to avoid conflict of interest or appearance. 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.

    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, don't hesitate to get in touch with Dr. Robert Carlson at [email protected].


    Our news organization commits to doing its best to publish accurate information. We stand by the information we publish; if it's incorrect, 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 provides the information. For example, we may share relevant components of a story with a primary source or an outside expert to verify them.

    Vax-Before-Travel Ownership Structure and Revenue Sources

    PrecisionVax, LLC, a woman-owned, international information services organization, owns Vax-Before-Travel. 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. Google Ads Terms & Conditions are published at this link. Our editorial team has no relations or communications with any advertiser. If you have any questions, please get in touch with [email protected].

    Vax-Before-Travel Policies

    Updated policies are published on this webpage.

    Comments and Concerns

    We believe that public feedback is not a one-way street. Instead, we are committed to engaging with you and acting 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.

    And most importantly, we hope your next trip is an enjoyable, healthy experience!

    Thank you,

    Karen Hackett, President