Travel Medicine Vaccinations Questions and Answers
Are you heading on a trip? Wondering what you should pack & get ready before hand? You should also be planning ahead for your health! AFC Urgent Care Fresno has travel vaccinations available, so you don’t get sick on your trip! Call us today to book your appointment. We are open 7 days a week. We are located at 3656 W. Shaw Ave Fresno, CA 93711.
Get vaccinated for your trip abroad
If you are planning a trip overseas or across the border, it is important to have a medical professional review your vaccination history. Vaccinations in the United States are recommended to patients based on the diseases a person has a moderate to high chance of developing inside the country. Other countries contain diseases that are not often seen in America, which is why most people are not vaccinated for them.
Travel medicine is a relatively new field focused on preventive care and disease treatment for patients traveling abroad. Whether you’re studying abroad or just taking a short vacation on distant shores, it is strongly recommended you receive updated vaccinations.
What vaccinations will I need?
Recommended travel vaccinations vary depending on where you are traveling. Our physicians are familiar with what vaccinations are important for various countries and can provide you with a comprehensive list. Be sure to mention if you plan on traveling to multiple countries during your travels— the more places you go, the more vaccinations you may need.
Some common travel vaccinations include:
- Yellow fever*
- Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
A physician may also recommend certain medications to take with you for conditions that cannot be prevented through vaccination. Be sure to discuss all the potential risks to your health abroad with a member of our knowledgeable team.
*Vaccination availability is subject to location and we recommend calling ahead to inquire on specific needs or requirements.
**As Per the CDC: Travelers need to be mindful of what they eat and handle, as well as the souvenirs they bring home. Avoid eating raw or under cooked meat, and avoid contact with livestock, animal products and animal carcasses. Vaccination against anthrax is not recommended for travelers and is not available for civilian travelers. We serve patients from Fresno CA, Clovis CA, Sanger CA, Reedley CA, Selma CA, Kingsburg CA, and Kerman CA.