Travel Vaccinations in Stratford, CT

With how many people want to take a trip across the globe, keeping our immunization standards up to date is more important than ever. In fact, several countries pose so many health risks that their governments require you to take certain vaccinations before you enter them.

Whether you are going away for leisure, education or business, DOCS Urgent Care of Stratford wants to take care of you and give you the shots that will keep you safe on your trip abroad. If you want to have a good time on your trip without risking serious health problems, come to us so we can administer any shots you may need.



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Stratford, CT 06614

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Why Are Travel Vaccinations Important?

Travel vaccinations are typically administered to people who are going on a journey to a part of the world that may not have the greatest sanitary standards. You will be working to keep yourself safe along with the community that you are visiting while overseas.

Essentially, vaccines work when the weakened or dead version of a germ is injected into your body. Your immune system slowly builds a resistance to the germ you want to be protected against, and eventually learns to eliminate the disease if it ever comes into contact in the future. Thus, vaccinations are designed to keep you from getting sick, or at-the-least greatly reduce the symptoms of your illness.

When To Get Vaccinated

Vaccinations are typically done best 4-6 weeks prior to you leaving, because getting records up to date for your trip can take time. Schedule an appointment with us so you are able to focus on planning your fun itinerary rather than worry about what infectious diseases you can catch outside of North America.

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?

Before you leave to explore the world, you may be required to have certain immunizations in you before you leave. Some places need polio, other places need yellow fever… no matter where you go, take these factors into consideration:
  • Where you plan to travel: Some countries have different health standards than the United States due to how the infections grow in their environment or culture, so keep an eye on what place you are going to to make sure you are following their rules properly.
  • Your health: Ongoing illnesses, pregnancies and weakened immune systems may lead to more vaccines being necessary.
  • The vaccinations you’ve already had: You may have already been treated in the past for other preventable diseases, so make sure you are not repeating yourself by keeping up-to-date records on what vaccines you’ve had so far.
The CDC has a website where you are able to explore all of the factors that you have within you or in the country you are traveling to. When you figure out which vaccines our doctors need to give you, you can call us to schedule an appointment to get them done.

Care When You Need It In Stratford

If you want a vaccination that is affordable and administered properly, you will want to give DOCS Urgent Care of Stratford a call. For years, we have worked to keep our patients as safe as possible. If you or a loved one needs a vaccination before taking a trip overseas to a potentially dangerous country, reach out to your local DOCS Urgent Care today to see what we can do for you.

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