Travel Vaccinations in Norwalk, CT

Now more than ever, we are traveling the globe to explore the many cultural landmarks and fine dining the world has to offer us. But without proper preparation, you could find yourself struggling with a stressful infectious disease. And worst of all, some of these diseases are entirely preventable through travel vaccines.

Vaccinations are used to help keep you safe on your business trip, semester abroad and mission trip. DOCS Urgent Care of Norwalk, CT can help you stay safe while you are traveling on your vacation. There are several travel-related illnesses you can catch while abroad, and our vaccines will prevent them.

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DOCS URGENT CARE – NORWALK

ADDRESS
677 Connecticut Ave
Norwalk, CT 06854

PHONE
(203) 298-9752
FAX
(203) 298-9755

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Why Are Travel Vaccinations Important?

Harmful bacteria and viruses will work to break down your body’s defenses, and staying safe from them will be a lifelong process. To keep traveling without worrying about which illness you’ll contract, make sure you take the vaccines recommended by The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for whichever country you choose to visit.

Travel vaccines are shots that travelers should get before visiting certain areas around the world. This safe and effective procedure is crucial if you want to protect yourself from serious illnesses. Vaccines work by exposing specific germs of the disease it will ultimately protect against, into your body. The germs are either weakened or killed off before injected so that they do not make you sick.

When To Get Vaccinated

We recommend that you see us 4-6 weeks before you leave for your trip. There are several factors that can make the vaccine clearance difficult, such as organizing your vaccine records and scheduling the appointments themselves. Some vaccines need to be administered multiple times in a lengthy process to make sure you’re fully prepared for the environment you’ll be living in for some time.

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?

There are a few varying factors that may be needed in order to get your vaccinations up to speed. It could be an environmental or internal factor. These will include:
  • Where you plan to travel: Specific diseases like yellow fever and polio may need vaccination depending on the area you’re going to, which could bring long-dormant diseases to the area. Be wary of the places you travel, whether it’s a small town or a bustling city.
  • Your health: Additional vaccines may be needed if you have certain types of medical problems (an ongoing illness or weakened immune system) or are pregnant.
  • The vaccinations you’ve already had: Some countries have diseases that are more common in their area than the U.S., so it’s important to make sure you’re protected against their types of diseases by looking over your vaccination records.
The CDC also can help you figure out which vaccines you need based on where you’re going, any activities you plan and any health conditions that could complicate it. When you come to our Norwalk office, you’ll feel safe with our attentive medical staff and professionals who know how to administer the virus carefully

Care When You Need It In Norwalk

DOCS Urgent Care of Norwalk’s mission is to keep its patients as safe as possible at an affordable price. We make sure to never sacrifice expert care for anyone who walks in our doors.

To schedule an appointment for your vaccine, give our office a call today!