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    Don’t Get Caught By Surprise: Get Vaccinated!

    Traveling abroad can be both an exciting adventure, and a major stressor for people at times. Though it’s fairly common for most of us to overlook certain things when we’re getting ready for a big vacation, or an upcoming trip somewhere. While we may overlook some things, there are definitely certain things we shouldn’t overlook. Getting vaccinated before your trip is one of those things. The Travel Clinic in New York City is one of the top Travel Clinics in the country. Our renowned professionals here offer everything from Yellow Fever Shots to Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B Travel Vaccinations in NYC.

    What Exactly Are Travel Vaccinations?

    Travel vaccines or immunizations, are shots that travelers are recommended get prior to traveling abroad/internationally. These immunizations can help protect people from serious illnesses, and they work by exposing the body to parts of the germs from any disease a person seeks protection against. You can’t get the disease from these vaccines or immunizations, because the viruses or bacteria are already dead or they have been severely weakened. The body responds to the vaccine appropriately by making antibodies that will protect a person in the future if they become exposed to the disease later on. Travel vaccines are a very safe, and effective way to help protect travelers from bringing home any unexpected viruses or diseases.

    Below is a list of vaccine-preventable travel-related diseases that are not covered by most routine child or adult vaccinations:

    Meningococcal Disease is a rare but very serious bacterial infection. Meningococcal Disease causes the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord to become inflamed.

    Yellow Fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease that is transmitted by infected mosquitoes. Symptoms of yellow fever include fever, headache, jaundice, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting and fatigue.

    Rabies is an infectious viral disease that is almost always fatal following the onset of clinical symptoms. Over 90% of cases have shown that wild or abandoned dogs were responsible for transmitting the rabies virus to humans.

    Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is usually transmitted person-to-person through the fecal-oral route or consumption of contaminated food or water.

    Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). Hepatitis B is transmitted when blood, semen, or other body fluids from a person infected with the Hepatitis B virus enters the body of someone who is not infected.

    Japanese Encephalitis is a disease spread by mosquito bites. Symptoms take 5-15 days to show and include fevers, headaches, vomiting, confusion, or difficulty moving.

    Typhoid & Paratyphoid Fever are diseases that affect the intestinal tract. These diseases are generally caused by Salmonella Typhi and Salmonella Paratyphi bacteria. Typhoid is common in many developing countries, and is a major public health problem.

    Whether or not you may need one or more of these vaccines depends on where you’re traveling to and when your last vaccination was done. You may or may not still be protected depending on the date of your last vaccine. This makes it even more important to be as upfront as possible with your doctor(s) any time you go in for an appointment. The experts here at the Travel Clinic in NYC are thankfully here to help you! We’ll be sure to answer any and all questions or concerns you may have prior to receiving any vaccination. We also keep accurate and detailed records for each patient we see. This is done to ensure they are able to gain access to those records when or if they are needed in the future. We’ll always be here when you need us.

    Get Vaccinated Before You Go!

    Contact The Travel Clinic in NYC before you go on that once in a lifetime trip. Your family, your friends, and your body will thank you. Call for an appointment or general information today at (212) 686-5835 and be prepared for all of your journeys ahead. Travel Clinic is one of the top travel clinics in the country. Our renowned professionals here offer everything from Yellow Fever Shots to Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B Travel Vaccinations in NYC.

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