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If you have plans to travel abroad or cross international borders, it is crucial to have a healthcare professional assess your vaccination history. In the United States, vaccinations are recommended based on the likelihood of developing certain diseases within the country. However, other countries may have diseases that are uncommon in America, hence the lack of vaccination coverage for such conditions.

Travel medicine is an emerging field that focuses on preventive care and treatment of diseases for individuals traveling abroad. Whether you are embarking on a study abroad program or simply going on a short vacation in distant lands, it is highly advised to ensure you are up-to-date with your vaccinations.

No appointments are necessary at AED Urgent Care ! You can simply walk in, and we will ensure that you are adequately prepared for your journey.

Which vaccinations will you need?
The recommended travel vaccinations vary depending on your travel destination. Our physicians are well-versed in the important vaccinations for different countries and can provide you with a comprehensive list. If you plan to visit multiple countries during your travels, please inform us, as the number of vaccinations required may increase accordingly.

Some common travel vaccinations include*:

  • Yellow fever*
  • Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
  • HPV
  • Polio
  • Shingles
  • Tetanus
  • Anthrax**
  • Rabies
  • Meningococcal
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella

Additionally, your physician may suggest certain medications to carry with you to address health conditions that cannot be prevented through vaccination. It is essential to discuss all potential health risks abroad with our knowledgeable team.

*Vaccination availability may vary by location, so we recommend calling ahead to inquire about specific needs or requirements.

**According to the CDC, travelers should be cautious about their food choices, handling practices, and souvenirs they bring back. Avoid consuming raw or undercooked meat, and steer clear of contact with livestock, animal products, and animal carcasses. Vaccination against anthrax is not recommended for travelers and is not available for civilian traveler

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QUESTION: How long before my trip should I receive vaccinations?
A: It is crucial to receive vaccinations at least 4 to 6 weeks prior to your travel. This timeframe allows the vaccines to become effective, providing protection while you are away. It also allows sufficient time for completing the vaccination series if multiple doses are required.

QUESTION: Which diseases should I be vaccinated against?
A: The specific vaccinations you need for your travel depend on various factors, including your destination, your health condition, and your previous vaccination history. Consulting with a medical professional at your local AED will help determine the necessary vaccinations and the appropriate timing.

QUESTION: Will my insurance cover travel medicine expenses?
A: The coverage for travel medicine varies depending on your insurance plan. It is advisable to contact your insurance provider to inquire about the extent of coverage. AED centers offer affordable services, often more cost-effective than visiting a regular doctor’s office or an emergency room.

How can I obtain the latest COVID-19 vaccine?

Receiving a COVID-19 vaccine is the most effective and safest measure to prevent severe illness. Similar to other vaccines, the COVID-19 vaccine instructs your body on building its own defense against the virus responsible for this disease. Typically, the COVID-19 vaccine consists of two doses, with the second dose administered 14 to 28 days after the initial one. It takes approximately three weeks after the final dose to develop immunity. Access to COVID-19 vaccination is subject to availability and regulations set by your state. Please reach out to us for further information on obtaining a COVID-19 vaccine.

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