Travel Medicine & Vaccinations in Vernon, CT
Traveling overseas provides us with an emotional and spiritual journey that allows us to experience other cultures. However, before traveling abroad, you’ll first need to gather all necessary travel documentation, purchase any necessary clothing or equipment, and book your hotels and flights. Often overlooked is preparing your body for this international voyage. This may entail receiving all of the recommended travel medicine and vaccines to help prevent you from being sick while on vacation.
Here at AFC Urgent Care Vernon, we provide both travel medicines and vaccines seven days a week on a walk-in basis, so you don’t have to worry about getting sick on your overseas adventure. Our comprehensive travel health services program includes a number of healthcare services, and our board-trained physicians can give you proper recommendations for your travels.
Recommended Travel Vaccines
The type of vaccines you receive are dependent on where you are traveling. Some diseases are more prevalent in certain areas than others. We provide the following travel medicines and vaccines:
- Tetanus-diphtheria vaccine
- Meningococcal (meningitis) vaccine
- Hepatitis A & B vaccine
- Polio Vaccine
- MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine
- Influenza Vaccine
- & more vaccinations
For additional information on what you’ll need for your particular trip see the CDC page on travel vaccines.
Diseases without Vaccines
In addition to recommendations on specific vaccines, our trained physicians will provide medical screenings & assessments. They will also provide medications illnesses that do not currently have vaccines. This includes:
- Motion & altitude sickness
As of now, there is no vaccine for Zika virus. We recommend you take these preventative measures if traveling to a Zika affected country. Our providers are well trained to answer any questions you may have about safety precautions involving the Zika virus.
Contact AFC Urgent Care Vernon
At AFC Urgent Care Vernon, we recommend getting vaccinated one month before your scheduled to leave for your trip. We offer low wait times for walk-in visits every day of the week. We have convenient hours that go into the evening and on weekends.