“What shots do I need if I am preparing to travel to….?” This is the most common question we hear from travelers.
The best way to determine what may be required or recommended is to go to the CDC website: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel (under the “For Travelers” tab scroll and find the country you are to travel , select the boxes for what kind of traveler you are, and click “go”. This will pull up your page, then click “show” for vaccines and medications).
No matter where you are traveling, you should know that you will be exposed to certain organisms that could make you severely ill; perhaps even kill you. As a new or experienced international traveler you should be educated about the environment you’ll be visiting. Ideally, you should vaccinate at least 4-6 weeks prior to your departure date and some vaccines require more than one shot, however 2 weeks is usually sufficiant. If you are unsure please call for recommendations. We always try to accommodate all travelers.
Note: it is your responsibility to verify if your insurance plan covers any of the following travel vaccines. We have found most do not, therefore be available to provide documentation of coverage or we can provide you with a receipt to file for reimbursement.
Due to the fluctuation in availability and product cost. Prices are subject to change prior to your vaccination date.
We administer the following travel vaccinations:
- Typhoid (shot only/please call for availability)
- Cholera (oral only/please call for availability)
- Yellow Fever (please call for availability must receive 10 days prior to destination arrival)
- Japanese Encephalitis (2 shot series -please call for availability)
- Hepatitis A (2 shot series)
- Rabies (please call for availability)
- for additional required routine immunizations (see our “Routine Immunizations” tab for more information and schedules)
- Note: We do not have malaria medication on hand, however we can call in a prescription to your pharmacy for NO additional fee if a vaccine is obtained or for $20 if without services.