Travel Immunizations Specialist

Beach Physicians Medical Group

Family Medicine & Sports Medicine located in Orange County, Huntington Beach, CA

You may be looking forward to your exotic beach vacation, but you don’t want an unexpected illness to turn your dream trip into a nightmare. The experienced team at Beach Physicians Medical Group in Huntington Beach, California, has you covered as they provide travel immunizations, as well as prophylactic medication, so you can spend your vacation exploring and enjoying instead of locked up in your hotel room nursing an illness. To schedule your travel immunizations, call the office to book an appointment today.

Travel Immunizations Q & A

What are travel immunizations?

Travel immunizations are special vaccinations that protect you from illness when traveling abroad. Your travel immunizations work by helping your body build up an immunity to the illness so that if you come into contact with the infection, you won’t get sick.

The type of immunizations you need can depend on your travel destination. Your specialist at Beach Physicians Medical Group specializes in travel immunizations and can help you determine the types of shots you need to stay safe. Common travel immunizations include:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR)
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap)
  • Yellow fever
  • Typhoid fever

To help your body build up an immunity to the infectious germ, you should plan to get your travel immunizations four to six weeks prior to your trip.

If you’re not certain about the types of immunizations you need, you can use the Centers for Disease Control website that allows you to input your destination city and provides you with information about common diseases in the area, as well as recommendations for what you can do to keep yourself from getting sick while abroad.

Do I need travel immunizations?

Yes, if you’re traveling outside the United States you should schedule an appointment at Beach Physicians Medical Group for your travel immunizations. Even developed countries have illnesses that you may not come into contact within the U.S., and getting an immunization may help keep you from getting sick while you travel.

What can I expect during a travel immunization appointment?

The experienced team at Beach Physicians Medical Group provide comprehensive care when you come in for your travel immunization appointment. During your examination, your specialist reviews your travel plans, as well as your immunization and medical history. Then, your specialist provides you with the immunizations you need to protect yourself.

Your specialist also provides prescriptions as needed for malaria and typhoid prophylaxis. Some travel vaccinations aren’t covered by insurance, so you may need to pay a fee for your treatment.

Before you embark on your trip, be sure to visit Beach Physicians Medical Group for your travel immunizations so you can enjoy every moment of your vacation. Call the office to book an appointment today.