Travel Clinic Overview
Our Travel Clinic offers specialized services tailored to the unique health risks associated with the destinations travelers plan to visit. Below is a summary of the services commonly provided:
Consultations Before Travel:
During pre-travel consultations, individuals meet with a travel medicine specialist to discuss their travel plans, chosen destinations, and any pre-existing medical conditions. These consultations deliver personalized guidance concerning health risks, necessary vaccinations, and precautionary measures.
Vaccination and Immunization:
Our Travel Clinics provide an extensive selection of vaccinations suited to the traveler’s intended location and potential disease exposure. These include vaccines against yellow fever, typhoid, hepatitis A and B, meningitis, and more.
Evaluation of Health Risks:
The doctor evaluates the specific health risks linked to the traveler’s destination, encompassing endemic diseases, food and water safety, insect-transmitted ailments, altitude-related concerns, and other local health considerations.
Depending on the travel destination, travelers might need prescription medications such as antimalarials, antibiotics, and drugs for altitude sickness or traveler’s diarrhea. The doctor will prescribe these medications based on the travel itinerary.
Education on Travel Health:
Our clinic imparts information on health and safety topics relevant to the traveler’s destination. This includes guidance on food and water safety, protection against insects, sun safety, and general hygiene practices.
- Strategies for Insect Protection:
Travelers receive instruction on avoiding insect bites and using insect repellents and bed nets to fend off vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, and Zika virus. The doctor will recommend specific products based on the destination and associated risks.
Preventing Altitude Sickness:
The clinic may offer advice on acclimatization, medications to prevent altitude sickness, and recognizing symptoms of altitude-related illnesses for high-altitude destinations. The doctor will prescribe suitable medications to facilitate a smooth travel experience.
Evaluations Following Travel:
Dr. Garg specializes in primary care and travel medicine, enabling us to provide post-travel evaluations. These assessments identify any health concerns or symptoms that emerge during or after the journey, ensuring prompt detection and proper management of travel-related illnesses.
Immunization Records and Certificates:
Our clinic issues international vaccination certificates, often called prophylaxis or “yellow cards.” These documents are necessary to enter certain countries that demand proof of specific vaccinations, such as yellow fever.
In summary, our Travel Clinic offers a comprehensive array of services designed to safeguard the health and well-being of travelers as they embark on their journeys to different destinations.
Travel Clinic: Yellow fever Vaccine
Yellow fever is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes in certain regions of Africa and South America. It can cause severe health problems and even fatalities. The disease is endemic in equatorial Africa and some parts of South America, but not in Asia. Some countries require YF vaccination before allowing entry into the country, especially if the traveler is from an endemic area. However, not all countries with YF transmission have this requirement. Therefore, travelers are advised to get vaccinated for their own protection.
YF-VAX from Sanofi Pasteur is a vaccine that protects people nine months and older from yellow fever. It contains a weakened form of the virus made harmless, so it cannot cause illness. When you get the vaccine, your body will produce antibodies to fight against the virus, protecting you from getting sick.
You can use this link to book the appointment and check out the prices of the vaccine.
Travel Clinic: Covid Vaccines
As of April 2023, only three COVID-19 vaccines are authorized for use in the United States: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Novavax. Pfizer and Moderna are available for individuals six months and older, while Novavax is available for individuals 12 years or older. If you’re unsure which vaccine is best for you, our clinic’s doctor can help prescribe it to your preferred pharmacy.
If you need, the doctor at our clinic can discuss which vaccine is best for you and help prescribe it to the pharmacy of your choice. You can book a travel consult using this link.
Travel Clinic: TDAP Vaccine
As a reminder, all travelers should be aware of pertussis, a communicable respiratory disease. Adults aged 19 to 64 should receive a single dose of Tdap, even if recently received Td booster. Adults aged 65 and older who have close contact with infants should receive Tdap vaccination. Contact our clinic’s doctor for guidance and to schedule an appointment. TDAP vaccine is available at our clinic through insurance or cash-pay service.
You can check the prices and book online using this link.
Travel Clinic: Rabies vaccine
Living in an enzootic area means being at risk for rabies. Over 3.3 billion people, worldwide, live in such areas where yearly deaths from rabies total 59,000. In the US, three fatal human rabies cases have been happening annually since 2000, mostly associated with bat exposure. Rabies is almost always fatal but can be prevented with proper wound care and post-exposure prophylaxis. Pre-exposure prophylaxis may also prevent rabies but does not replace wound care and post-exposure treatment.
You will need at least two doses of the Rabies vaccine, and there are currently two licensed inactivated virus vaccines available in the US: Human diploid cell vaccine (HDCV; Imovax Rabies) and Purified chick embryo cell vaccine (PCECV; RabAvert).
At our clinic, we provide both of the above vaccines. You can use this link to review the prices and book online.
Travel Clinic: Meningitis vaccine
It’s important to be aware of meningococcal disease, as it can cause meningitis, sepsis, and other serious conditions. The disease tends to affect young, otherwise healthy individuals and can be fatal within hours. Survivors may experience long-term complications.
Our clinic does offer the Menactra meningitis vaccine, and the doctor will discuss this with you during your visit for vaccination. For additional information on Menactra, you can also check out the CDC page.
You can review the prices and book the appointment online using this page.
Travel Clinic: Typhoid Vaccine
Vaccination against typhoid fever is important for travelers to areas with a risk of exposure to S. Typhi. The oral typhoid vaccine is not recommended for those with immunodeficiency, acute febrile, or acute gastrointestinal illnesses. It’s also usually avoided during pregnancy and in people with chronic intestinal issues like irritable bowel syndrome. The parenteral polysaccharide Vi vaccine is given as an intramuscular injection, and a booster dose is recommended after 2-3 years. The oral typhoid vaccine is given as a four-dose course and can be given concurrently with other live vaccines.
Travel Clinic: Polio Vaccine
Most adults in the United States received polio vaccinations during their childhood, making them likely to have immunity against polio. Unless specific indications suggest otherwise, adults born and raised in the United States can generally assume that they received polio vaccinations during childhood. Polio immunization has been a standard component of the childhood vaccination regimen in the United States for many years and remains a standard part of this regimen.
For adults who have previously received any childhood vaccinations in the United States, it is highly probable that they also received polio vaccinations. Individuals aware of their incomplete or lack of polio vaccination should ensure they complete the recommended polio vaccination series using IPV (inactivated poliovirus vaccine). Additionally, those adults who have completed their polio vaccinations but face an elevated risk of poliovirus exposure might be eligible to receive a single IPV booster shot during their lifetime.
A single-antigen vaccine called IPOL is licensed in the U.S. for active immunization of infants (as young as six weeks), children, and adults to prevent poliomyelitis caused by poliovirus types 1, 2, and 3. We do provide the IPOL polio vaccine from Sanofi Pasteur at our clinic. Please check the CDC website for more information. You can check pricing and book online by visiting this page.
Travel Clinic: Hepatitis A vaccine
If you’re traveling to areas with a risk of hepatitis A, get vaccinated. Our clinic provides the Havrix vaccine for people 12 months and older in a 2-dose series. The dosage is age-dependent, so consult with a doctor. Book an appointment and check prices online. You can bill this routine vaccine to your insurance. Contact us for more information. If you’re 18 or older and want to vaccinate for hepatitis A and B, consider Twinrix.
Travel Clinic: Hepatitis B vaccine
Hepatitis B is a liver infection that spreads through infected blood, semen, or bodily fluids. Symptoms include fatigue, poor appetite, stomach pain, nausea, and jaundice. Infants and young children are at higher risk for chronic infection, which can lead to liver disease or cancer. The Engerix B vaccine is recommended for all adults aged 18-59 and should get screened for hepatitis B at least once.
This is a routine vaccine that can be billed to your insurance. You can also check our cash-pay prices or book online using this link.
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