Travel Vaccinations in Orange, CT

DOCS Urgent Care of Orange, CT is here to get you the travel vaccinations you need in order to make your vacation or business trip a safe experience. There are several infectious diseases across the globe that many of us aren’t equipped to deal with without these vaccines, so it is imperative that you get them if a country requires them. Polio, yellow fever and other diseases can be treated through these treatments before you take off. 

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DOCS URGENT CARE – ORANGE

ADDRESS
109 Boston Post Rd
Orange, CT 06477

PHONE
(203) 298-4599
FAX
(203) 298-4601

HOURS
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
WEEKENDS : 8AM-6PM

Why Are Travel Vaccinations Important?

Throughout the world, there is a lot of beauty and a lot of harmful bacteria and viruses around us to ruin it. If you like to travel, it’s important that you keep yourself protected against infectious diseases, because otherwise you could be stuck with staggering medical costs or language barriers causing problems for your care.

DOCS Urgent Care of Orange can give you the vaccines necessary to be safe on your next trip. How a vaccine works is that a germ carrying the disease you’re trying to prevent (much weaker than a normal one) will be inserted into your skin through a syringe, and gradually building up your immune system’s resistance to the disease so you don’t get sick.

When To Get Vaccinated

DOCS Urgent Care of Orange recommends that you book your appointment with us 4-6 weeks before traveling to your destination. Some vaccines need to be administered in multiple doses over a long period of time. In addition, it takes time to get vaccine records taken care of before your flights. You can help prevent an entire community from getting sick through your vaccination by strengthening your immune system.

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?

You need to understand your medical history and the health standards of the countries you’re visiting. You may need to receive vaccines before leaving based on the following factors:
  • Where you plan to travel: There are specific diseases you need to be vaccinated for before entering certain countries, such as yellow fever or polio. Developing countries may also expose you to more hygiene problems and diseases compared to others.
  • Your health: You may need more vaccines if you are going through a medical event such as pregnancy or have an ongoing illness, along with weakened immune systems.
  • The vaccinations you’ve already had: You need to stay up to date on vaccinations you’ve had and how they’re recorded. Some diseases that are rare in the United States are more common overseas and you may not be prepared for it.
To find out what mitigating factors are in greater detail, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists what types of vaccinations will be needed for all of these classifications along with whatever genetic issues could impact what types of vaccines you can take.

Care When You Need It In Orange

DOCS Urgent Care of Orange wants to keep you protected during your trip to an international country. Whether you are getting away from Connecticut for leisure or pleasure, our vaccination services will be important in keeping you safe while you’re gone.

To find out more about what vaccines we can provide for you and to schedule an appointment, call our Orange office today to see what we can do for you!