Travel Vaccinations in Bethel, CT

DOCS Urgent Care of Bethel can take care of many of the vaccinations you may need when traveling to other countries. There are several types of health risks that need to be addressed depending on where you travel. Getting sick through entirely preventable diseases is not only a hassle for you, it is a problem for the people in the country that you travel with or are visiting, too.

Getting vaccinated before traveling internationally will allow you to truly enjoy the trips you are going on, whether they are for business, education or leisure. Our staff will help you prepare for any trips you are getting ready to take, with the precautionary measures performed for your safety.



6 Stony Hill Rd.
Bethel, CT 06801




Why Are Travel Vaccinations Important?

Harmful bacteria and viruses are lurking in the world around us, which can prevent ourselves from truly enjoying the trips we go on. Fighting these diseases is something that needs to be one of the highest priorities on these trips, because many of them can be quite debilitating and even require hospitalization. To combat these diseases more easily, vaccines will be able to help treat these threatening viruses.

Travel vaccines are able to help you prevent serious illnesses through their safe and effective procedures. Essentially, a much weaker form of the disease is inserted into your body via syringe through a weakened or dead germ. Your immune system learns how to combat against the lesser version of the disease and help you not be sick in the future.

When To Get Vaccinated

Plan ahead for your vaccinations so you can get the necessary appointments and records on time! Some vaccinations can take multiple doses over an extended period of time, so we usually try to encourage people to book an appointment 4-6 weeks before they take off. You’ll be able to protect an entire community’s population through vaccinating against infectious diseases.

Common Travel Vaccinations Include:

  • Yellow Fever
  • Meningitis
  • (Meningococcal)
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Typhoid
  • Rabies
  • Polio
  • Hepatitis A (HEP A)
  • Hepatitis B (HEP B)
  • Hepatitis A/
  • Hepatitis B Combination

Which Vaccines Do I Need Before Traveling?

Vaccines that you may need to travel around the world can depend on the place you go, how you are and what you’ve done so far. In further detail:

  • Where you plan to travel: Some countries require proof of vaccinations for specific diseases that can flare up in an area again, such as polio. When visiting developing countries or rural areas, you may be in contact with more disease-carrying bacteria than in a crowded city.
  • Your health: Pregnancies, weak immune systems or ongoing illnesses can make additional vaccines necessary.
  • The vaccinations you’ve already had: Keep yourself up-to-date on your vaccines, because not every country is like the United States. Different countries have different cultures and different diseases, so make sure you are prepared to vaccinate yourself.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can help you figure out the exact combination of vaccinations you need in order to be safe on your trip out of Bethel.

Care When You Need It In Bethel

To get your vaccinations for your vacation or business trip, call us to schedule an appointment so we can bring you an expert care service at an affordable cost. We work to make our Bethel patients as comfortable and safe as possible.


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