Travel Vaccinations in Waterbury, CT

Many types of diseases can be transmitted through the air, human and animal contact, or when eating your food. Vaccinations are used to prevent infections that some humans are able to fight against, because without them the person would suffer dire health consequences.

DOCS Urgent Care of Waterbury, CT on Frost Rd. can help you stay safe on your business trip, your extra semester abroad or when you simply need to get away from your job. These diseases are entirely preventable which would make it more irresponsible if you didn’t take the vaccine before heading to your next great adventure.



506 Frost Road
Waterbury, CT 06705

(203) 437-8368

(203) 805-4316


Why Are Travel Vaccinations Important?

In the world around us there is a lot of beauty, and many infectious diseases determined to make us ungrateful for what is in front of us. Vaccinations can prevent a long trip from having exorbitant medical costs where you may not even speak the same language. We use these shots to protect people who are going overseas so they can’t get infected or infect other people in their community.

Travel vaccines work to keep your body healthy and not sick despite being exposed to a virus. A weakened or dead version of a germ that contains a disease is injected into your body through a syringe, which exposes your immune system to the disease. It learns to recognize this weaker form of a virus to ultimately eliminate it and any future cases of infection from your body, so you don’t get sick in the future.

When To Get Vaccinated

DOCS Urgent Care of Waterbury (Frost Rd.) encourages anyone who needs vaccines for their travel plans to book at least 4-6 weeks before you leave. By planning ahead, you’ll be able to gather vaccine records, make the necessary appointments and even take vaccines requiring multiple doses before you 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?

Vaccines are administered to our patients based on a number of factors when they travel. These include:
  • Where you plan to travel: Some countries require you to be vaccinated and have proof that you have treated yourself against said infections, such as polio and yellow fever. Keep in mind that when you are going to a developing country or a rural area that you will be staying in, it could increase the likeliness that you will be sick.
  • Your health: Pregnancy, ongoing illnesses and weak immune systems may require additional vaccines to keep you healthy.
  • The vaccinations you’ve already had: Vaccinations and records need to stay up-to-date so you know which shots you need to take before leaving, because you may have taken shots years ago you’d forgotten about and can lower the cost of your appointment.
Make sure you visit the CDC’s website so you will be able to figure out which vaccines you need depending on the health problems you have and location you plan on traveling to.

Care When You Need It In Waterbury

DOCS Urgent Care in Waterbury (Frost Rd.) provides all of its medical care with the highest standards. We make sure you get every vaccine necessary to keep you safe during your travels. To schedule an appointment with our Waterbury (Frost Rd.) office, give us a call today!


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