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If you are planning a trip outside of the U.S., it’s important to check if you’ll need any vaccinations for your destination. Certain destinations have particularly high incidences of specific illnesses or diseases not often seen in America, such as polio or yellow fever. Travel medicine focuses on keeping you healthy while in a foreign country, particularly if it’s a developing country, where certain diseases which are rare in the U.S. are still common.
Don’t let a preventable illness disrupt your vacation or delay planned activities. Come to AFC Urgent Care Short Pump to get vaccinated before your trip!
American Family Care® clinics offer the following vaccinations against the following diseases*:
The answer depends on where you are planning to travel. Our physicians are familiar with recommended vaccinations for any given world region, and can provide you with a comprehensive, up-to-date list. Be sure to tell us if you plan on visiting multiple countries during your trip, because you may require additional vaccinations.
Not all diseases require vaccinations, but you may need to take medication to prevent an illness, such as malaria. Your physician will discuss all potential health hazards for your trip abroad, as well as provide instructions for keeping healthy while overseas.
Vaccination is recommended at least 4 to 6 weeks before your departure.
*To ensure your specific vaccine is available at your desired location, we recommend calling in advanced about your specific vaccine needs.
No appointments are necessary at AFC Urgent Care Short Pump! Simply walk in, and we’ll make sure you are well prepared for your international travels. Contact us today to learn more.
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Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.