Travel Medicine Services Provided by
North Shore Travel Medicine, LLC
We offer the following immunizations:
Polio (Poliovirus Vaccine Inactivated)
Tdap (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diptheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine)
Td (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diptheria Toxoid)
Typhoid (Typhoid Vi Polysaccharide Vaccine)
MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Virus Vaccine Live)
Planning for Your Immunizations
Your appointment should be scheduled 4-6 weeks prior to your departure. This is to allow ample time to ensure the effectiveness of immunizations and medications that may be required for your travel.
Your specific itinerary and planned activities will be reviewed, so please complete our Travel Questionnaire and submit it by fax or by mail prior to your visit. The value of the travel medicine consultation is greatly enhanced when the Travel Clinic Questionnaire can be reviewed by clinic staff before the visit. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
During your Travel Consultation, you will be counseled regarding general and destination-specific travel health and safety including issues such as water and food safety, altitude sickness, insect repellant, sunscreen, traveler’s diarrhea, sexually transmitted diseases, and the availability of post-travel consultation, if needed.
You will receive a copy of the current WHO and CDC recommendations regarding vaccinations and medications relevant to your itinerary.
Prescriptions for necessary travel-related medications may be needed depending on your destination and can be provided during your visit. These prescriptions may include but are not limited to, anti-malarial, anti-diarrheal medications, and altitude sickness medications.
How long are Vaccines good for?
- Yellow Fever 10 years
- Oral Typhoid 5 years
- Injected Typhoid 2 years
- Menactra 5 years
- Influenza 1 year
- Pneumococcal, Polio, MMR, and Hepatitis A and B are possibly good for life if you complete the entire suggested series.