Travel Vaccinations in Hamden, CT

If you are preparing to go to another country, there may be a number of health risks associated on the trip. Diseases can be passed to you through contact, food, animals and even through the air itself. Before you go, you should consider getting a vaccination for these types of diseases.

Studiers going abroad, workers going on international business and regular vacationers needing time away from the office all need to get their vaccines performed in a timely manner before they leave the U.S. DOCS Urgent Care can cover you so you are able to go on your safari, mission trip or romantic getaway without any hassle.



1700 Dixwell Ave.
Hamden, CT 06514

PHONE: (475) 238-7972
FAX: (475) 238-8609


Why Are Travel Vaccinations Important?

The world is filled with many amazing people and places to go, but some things can also carry harmful bacteria and viruses. These infectious diseases can take a lifetime to get over if you catch an especially serious case, so make sure you are using the recommended vaccines to protect yourself against them.

Certain areas around the world require or strongly advise you to get vaccinations to make your trips to their part of the globe safer. When you are vaccinated, you are exposed to specific germs of a disease you are trying to protect yourself against, but in a much weaker state. You do not get sick from these weakened germs, and your immune system is now prepared to fight this disease.

When To Get Vaccinated

Vaccine records can take time to gather, and some vaccines require multiple shots to be done before the trip. As such, we recommend scheduling your vaccines 4-6 weeks before you are meant to leave, because delays in getting it done can either make the vaccine less strong or even unfinished by the time you’re meant to leave.

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?

Vaccine requirements vary by country or continent, and typically depend on these three factors:
  • Where you plan to travel: Yellow fever and polio are among the diseases that need proof of vaccination in certain countries, because many of them have specific guidelines to follow before entering them.
  • Your health: Pregnancies, ongoing illnesses and weaker immune systems may make you more in danger of infectious diseases
  • The vaccinations you’ve already had: Certain diseases may not be screened as intensely in the US, so you may have missed other vaccines that countries would consider standard in their land.
You will be able to learn which vaccines you will need to take based on the location you are in, your medical information and your vaccination history through the The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

Care When You Need It In Hamden

Our Hamden clinic will be able to administer whichever vaccines you want us to do for you once you figure out which ones you need, and we will be happy to administer it to you. 

DOCS Urgent Care offers vaccinations at an affordable price with the best professional care possible. Give us a call today if you would like to schedule an appointment!


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