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Traveling overseas provides us with an emotional and spiritual journey that allows us to experience other cultures. However, before traveling abroad, you’ll first need to gather all necessary travel documentation, purchase any necessary clothing or equipment, and book your hotels and flights. Often overlooked is preparing your body for this international voyage. This may entail receiving all of the recommended travel medicine and vaccines to help prevent you from being sick while on vacation.
Here at AFC Urgent Care Vernon, we provide both travel medicines and vaccines seven days a week on a walk-in basis, so you don’t have to worry about getting sick on your overseas adventure. Our comprehensive travel health services program includes a number of healthcare services, and our board-trained physicians can give you proper recommendations for your travels.
The type of vaccines you receive are dependent on where you are traveling. Some diseases are more prevalent in certain areas than others. We provide the following travel medicines and vaccines:
For additional information on what you’ll need for your particular trip see the CDC page on travel vaccines.
In addition to recommendations on specific vaccines, our trained physicians will provide medical screenings & assessments. They will also provide medications illnesses that do not currently have vaccines. This includes:
As of now, there is no vaccine for Zika virus. We recommend you take these preventative measures if traveling to a Zika affected country. Our providers are well trained to answer any questions you may have about safety precautions involving the Zika virus.
At AFC Urgent Care Vernon, we recommend getting vaccinated one month before your scheduled to leave for your trip. We offer low wait times for walk-in visits every day of the week. We have convenient hours that go into the evening and on weekends.
With state-of-the-art centers and a professional medical team, AFC provides on-site X-rays, labs, procedures, and more!
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.