FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What vaccines are required prior to travel?
Some countries require yellow fever vaccine. However, some vaccines are strongly recommended.
How do I know what vaccines to get?
Visit the following website: www.cdc.gov or make an appointment with our office.
What is the cost of the vaccines?
The prices are listed.
Do adults need vaccines also?
All adults need certain vaccines updated regularly.
My child has had regular pediatric vaccines. Will more vaccines be needed for
We can advise after reviewing your child’s travel itinerary, medical history and immunization records.
How do I prevent malaria?
Depending on your travel itinerary and health history, we can prescribe an appropriate medication.
Does health insurance pay for the vaccines?
Some pay for some vaccines, others do not. You will have to check with your insurance carrier.
Do I need to make an appointment?
Yes – we review your travel itinerary and medical history before we give vaccines. Ideally, you should come at least 4-6 weeks before you travel.
Do vaccines cause side effects?
We will review the efficacy, medical necessity and expected side effects at the time of the appointment.
How long do the vaccines protect against disease?
There are different vaccines. Some vaccines protect for 10 years; some for 3 years. There are some vaccines that are given as a series and these protect for up to 30 years.
REMEMBER: The prevalence of many diseases around the world is increasing. Certain precautions, vaccines and prophylactic medications are required for safe travel, whether this is for pleasure, work or long visits.