Travel Vaccinations in West Hartford, CT
Several countries around the world carry many types of diseases that Americans are not immune to, and it’s important to know what you may be exposed to before taking your trip abroad. DOCS Urgent Care serves West Hartford with the vaccinations necessary to travel across the globe.
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Why Are Travel Vaccinations Important?
Many diseases in foreign countries require immediate hospitalization, and some can lead to serious side effects including death. It is important to properly educate yourself on the potential risks of the area you will be traveling to, and then acquiring all recommended vaccines for the area.
When To Get Vaccinated
Gathering vaccine records and making the necessary appointments can take a while, so it’s best to plan ahead. Since there are some vaccinations that require multiple doses over an extended period of time, we suggest that you schedule an appointment with us 4-6 weeks prior to traveling abroad. By getting vaccinated, an entire community can be protected against a large amount of infectious diseases.
Common Travel Vaccinations Include:
- Yellow Fever
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Hepatitis A (HEP A)
- Hepatitis B (HEP B)
- Hepatitis A/
- Hepatitis B Combination
Which Vaccines Do I Need Before Traveling?
You may need to vaccinate yourself before flying to certain destinations for the following reasons:
- Where you plan to travel: Some countries require proof of vaccinations for specific diseases that can flare up in an area again, such as polio. When visiting developing countries or rural areas, you may be in contact with more disease-carrying bacteria than in a crowded city.
- Your health: Pregnancies, weak immune systems or ongoing illnesses can make additional vaccines necessary.
- The vaccinations you’ve already had: Keep yourself up-to-date on your vaccines, because not every country is like the United States. Different countries have different cultures and different diseases, so make sure you are prepared to vaccinate yourself.
Depending on what medical conditions you have and where you travel, the CDC’s website will be able to direct you to whatever vaccines you’ll need and when to schedule them. Make an appointment with the clinic in West Hartford to get your vaccine services taken care of by a staff who knows how to take care of you.
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DOCS Urgent Care is here to provide you with the vaccinations you need, while also giving you expert medical care at an affordable price. To find out what our office can do for you or your West Hartfordloved ones, please give us a call today for more information or to schedule an appointment.