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TRAVEL VACCINE CLINIC

Ward Parkway Health Services Travel Vaccine Clinic provides comprehensive immunization services including all vaccines available in the United States for work, school, travel and general health.

 

Our Vaccine Clinic is supervised by a Board certified Infectious Disease specialist. When you access our services you can trust that you are receiving advice and care based on the most current information, recommendations and resources available.

 

We continuously monitor, assess and integrate into practice the latest information available from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other authoritative sources on travel health risks, disease outbreaks, and the latest vaccine and drug information.

 

Our Vaccine Clinic helps you prepare for travel  abroad, when immunizations or prescriptions may be required or recommended. Travel immunizations are one of the best ways to protect your health while traveling abroad. It is well known that foreign countries are troubled by deadly diseases that could be prevented with a simple inoculation or preventative course of medication. Many of these preventable diseases are rare in the United States, but still thrive in various parts of the world.

 

Our Vaccine Clinic offers both vaccines and prescriptions, some vaccine clinics do not offer prescriptions. For many itineraries, including Central or South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, CDC guidelines require both vaccinations as well as prescriptions.

We are designated by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as an Authorized US Yellow Fever Vaccine Clinic. We provide comprehensive consultations by reviewing each patient’s specific itinerary, previous immunizations, medical history, allergies and contraindications, and then offer the following:

 

  • All appropriate vaccines (based on CDC guidelines).

  • If needed/requested, draw blood titers in-house to prove immunity from previous vaccinations or exposures

  • Prescriptions for medications as indicated, including:  

    • Anti-Malarial

    • Traveler’s Diarrhea

    • Acute Mountain Sickness Prevention 

    • Motion Sickness Medication

  • Consultation with an experienced travel nurse to discuss vaccine options and recommendations, based on the latest information.

  • Official Yellow Fever Exempt Letters for persons with a medical contraindication to yellow fever vaccine.

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VACCINATIONS

 

Before we administer vaccinations, we make sure that you receive the appropriate information to help you make informed decisions about the vaccines that are indicated for you.

·         Hepatitis A

·         Hepatitis B

·         Influenza

·         Japanese encephalitis

·         Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)

          Meningitis

·         Polio

·         Rabies (pre and post exposure)

·         Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis

·         Typhoid

·         Yellow Fever (with Certificate of Vaccination)

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WEBSITES FOR TRAVEL INFORMATION

 

We suggest the following sites as excellent resources for anyone planning an international trip. Please note your specific needs and risks will vary based on your itinerary and medical/health history.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Traveler's Health Site http://www.cdc.gov/travel

 

Disease outbreak and destination specific information including yellow fever and malaria risk by country.

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) http://www.vaccines.gov/

 

Gateway to information on vaccines and immunization for infants, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors.

 

The US Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs. 
http://travel.state.gov

 

Services for United States citizens traveling abroad including information on international travel; travel warnings and alerts; links to foreign consulates, visa fee tables and downloadable passport.

APPOINTMENTS AND COSTS

 

Appointments with the Vaccine Clinic should be made well in advance of departure (913) 383-9099. Several weeks may be required to complete the necessary series of vaccines and to allow time for your body to respond to them.

Prior to your appointment, please notify your primary care physician that you are planning to travel and inquire about any potential complications related to vaccines. Request a copy of your immunization record. You will also be asked to complete a patient health questionnaire.

 

On the day of your appointment plan to arrive 20 minutes early before your scheduled visit. Plan to spend at least 30 minutes with our Travel Nurse.

 

The  Vaccine Clinic charges $50 for Initial Travel Consultation and that includes prescriptions for travelers’ diarrhea, antimalarial prophylaxis and altitude sickness medication, if needed. Immunizations fees may also apply and vary depending on the number of immunizations.

 

Insurance coverage for travel medicine service and travel vaccines are usually not covered by insurance. Therefore, we do not accept insurance in our Vaccine Clinic. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover Card, cash and check as payment.  

 

Some insurance plans cover travel immunization. Please call your insurance company to verify coverage. We will provide you with an itemized receipt that you may use to submit to your insurance or for other reimbursement purposes.

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