Travel Vaccinations in Stamford, CT

For anyone who is thinking about traveling around the world, vaccinations are a must before you leave. Many countries have different health standards for the United States and it’s important to respect them while you are away. With improper vaccinations and outdated records, you could risk infecting yourself as well as the community around you.

No matter why you are going away (business, leisure, education), it’s important that you get your travel vaccinations before you leave. DOCS Urgent Care of Stamford has been taking care of patients for years, and wants you to enjoy your trip away from America without worrying about catching a sickness along the way.

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DOCS URGENT CARE – STAMFORD

ADDRESS
2001 W Main Street
Stamford, CT 06902

PHONE
(203) 658-8291

Fax
(203) 658-8294

HOURS
WEEKDAYS: 9AM-7PM
WEEKENDS: 9AM-4PM

Why Are Travel Vaccinations Important?

Travel vaccinations are used to protect innocent people from harmful viruses and bacteria that plague us in our society. If you want to stay protected while overseas, utilizing our medical services is a must. In fact, some countries may not even want you to enter the country if you do not respect their vaccination standards.

Essentially, we inject you with the disease that we are working to prevent in a weakened state. The germ enters your body so your immune system will be able to recognize the pathogen in the future, and will be better equipped to fight back against the disease in the future. You will be able to prevent yourself from getting sick from these specific illnesses in the future with proper immunization and enjoy your trip with the people around you with less stress.

When To Get Vaccinated

DOCS Urgent Care of Stamford recommends that every patient vaccinates themselves 4-6 weeks before they travel, especially if it’s a vaccine that requires multiple doses from a doctor. Keeping your records up to date and making the right appointments can take some time, but it’s going to help you stay safe in the wake of daunting medical problems.

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 are required depending on what part of the world you are traveling to, because every country has different standards due to the environment surrounding them. There are some factors that go into the vaccination requirements, including:
  • Where you plan to travel: Many areas of the world are festering grounds for diseases Americans haven’t faced in awhile, such as polio and yellow fever. Developing countries and rural areas in particular could make you more at risk to come in contact with these infections.
  • Your health: Pregnancy, ongoing illnesses and weakened immune systems typically require extra protection and more vaccines than usual.
  • The vaccinations you’ve already had: Staying up-to-date and honest with your vaccination records will prevent a lot of hassle in the long run, as you may not even need to take as many shots if you are keeping track of them.
If you check out the website for The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you will be able to determine the vaccines our Stamford medical staff will administer to you based on the risk factors listed above.

Care When You Need It In Stamford

DOCS Urgent Care of Stamford works to provide affordable vaccinations for any of its patients who want to travel overseas with the safest and most precautionary measures taken by our staff. If you need to get your shots up to date before heading to another part of the world, reach out to us to schedule an appointment today!