40 Cross Street
Norwalk, CT 06851

(203) 845-4800

Travel VaccinationsTravel Vaccinations in Norwalk, CT

Norwalk Medical Group offers comprehensive travel vaccinations to international travelers. Our doctors are board certified in both infectious diseases and internal medicine, and are highly experienced and knowledgeable in preventing and managing travel-related illnesses and diseases through travel vaccinations. These specialized services are offered to travelers in need of precautionary inoculations and medications. We also provide valuable information and support regarding their general health and well-being both in preparation for international travel and upon their return.

Experts of Proper Travel Vaccinations

Our doctors provide travel vaccinations by first identifying the prevalent diseases that travelers can be exposed to based on their travel destinations and then determine what preventative measures are recommended prior to their trip. Our continually updated database of world health conditions is compiled from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization, and regional and local news alerts from authoritative sources.

We provide a full array of travel vaccinations to meet your travel needs. Most can be given on the day of your consultation. We can also prescribe medications to protect against malaria, traveler’s diarrhea, and bacterial infections. Norwalk Medical Group is a U.S. Government Certified Yellow Fever Center.

Travel vaccinations available include:

Yellow Fever Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
Hepatitis A Varicella (Chicken Pox)
Hepatitis B Shingles
Typhoid Influenza (seasonal)
Polio Pneumococcal
Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td) * Rabies
Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (DTAP) * Japanese Encephalitis
Meningococcal (Meningitis) * Haemophilus b
* must be ordered in advance

Pre-Travel Consultation

Medication and vaccine requirements and recommendations vary based on your specific itinerary and health history. A pre-travel consultation with our infectious disease doctors will determine which immunizations and other safety precautions are appropriate for you. Our doctors will review your health history, immunization records and current medications to identify what medications and vaccines you specifically need. They will also address your concerns and any health and safety issues particular to your itinerary and medical history.

  • Travel vaccinations may be required or recommended for entry to some countries.
  • Traveler’s diarrhea may be minimized by following safe food and water practices.
  • Malaria can be minimized through anti-malarial drugs and precautionary measures.
  • Environmental factors, such as high altitudes and pollution, should be considered.
  • Pregnant women have particular travel safety recommendations.

When You Return Home

Upon your return, we provide specialized medical services if you may have developed troubling symptoms or contracted an illness while traveling. We can also test for unusual infections or exotic illnesses. If you develop symptoms or have been exposed to a disease, it is necessary to be screened. Skilled medical treatment is critical if malaria or serious diseases are suspected.

Frequently Asked Questions:

- How far in advance of my departure should I schedule my appointment?
It is ideal to see travelers at least one month prior to travel. However, if necessary preventative measures can be taken a week or two prior to departure.

- What do I need to bring with me?
A list of current mediations and a record of all past immunizations is helpful, as well as the “Yellow Card.” Bring your itinerary listing all countries or places and length of stay in each.

- Does health insurance cover this service?
Not all insurance plans provide coverage for this service. Please check with your insurance provider about your specific plan prior to your visit.

- What is the fee for these services?
The fee is based on the time spent consulting with the physician, the administration and the cost of vaccines that are needed. More extensive trips may require more time.

Contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our Travel Vaccination doctors. Click on the images below to learn more.

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For more information, please call our Infectious Disease department at (203) 845-4823.