We highly recommend that people consult a doctor prior to traveling. Some studies suggest that about half of those traveling abroad for a month or more get sick. Before traveling, people should meet with a health provider to decide what vaccinations and medicines will be needed when traveling.  Be seen by a health care professional at least 4-6 weeks before any international travel. You may need this much time to complete a vaccine series, and your body needs time to build up immunity. 

Many developing countries have different illnesses than us or illnesses that are eradicated in travel-vaccines-afc-urgent-care-west-hartforddeveloped countries. Many of these illnesses have vaccines or medicines to protect the traveler. At AFC Urgent Care West Hartford, we can sit down with you and give you a consultation on what you will need based on the country you are traveling to. Our trained providers can also prescribe anti-malaria and anti-diarrhea medicines. We can also offer medical advice that will help with your travels.

Travel Vaccinations and Travel Medicine Provided by AFC Urgent Care West Hartford:

Our urgent care center stocks and prescribes a wide array of medications and vaccines which may be required for international travel. Many of these products are often not found in primary physicians’ offices due to their specific uses:

  • Yellow fever vaccine
  • Typhoid vaccine
  • Tetanus-diphtheria vaccine
  • Meningococcal meningitis vaccine
  • Polio vaccine
  • Hepatitis-A vaccine
  • Hepatitis-B vaccine
  • Japanese encephalitis vaccine
  • MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine
  • Pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine
  • Influenza vaccine
  • Anti-malarial medication
  • Anti-diarrheal medication

*Zika Virus information:

As of now there is no vaccine for Zika virus. We recommend you take these preventative measures if traveling to a Zika affected country or state. Our providers are well trained to answer any questions you may have about safety precautions involving Zika virus.

At AFC Urgent Care West Hartford, there are rarely waits as we accept all walk-in visits everyday of the week. We offer later hours than a traditional doctor’s office and even weekend hours. Call us today at 860.986.6440 or visit us at 1030 Boulevard in West Hartford*.

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If you’re interested in visiting our New Britain urgent care center, please visit the Travel Medicine page on New Britain’s website.

*Please fill out the health assessment below prior to coming in so that we can be prepared for you

Name

Sex

Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY)

Phone

Email

Your Destination

Dates of Trip

Purpose of your trip

Are you currently treated for any medical problems

Have you has a significant medical problem in the past

Could you be pregnant?

Are you staying mostly in cities/tourist destinations

Are you going to spend time in a rural area

Are you going to spend time above 5000 ft

Are you going to work in the foreign country

Are you allergic to eggs or chicken products

Have you has any hypersensitivity or reaction to vaccinations

Have you had Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Have you had all of your childhood vaccinations

Have you had tetanus/diphtheria vaccination in the last 10 years

Have you had measles vaccination (2 shots)

Have you had polio vaccination as an adult

Have you had hepatitis A vaccination (2 shots)

Have you had hepatitis B vaccination (3 shots)

Have you had meningitis vaccination in the past 3 years

Have you had typhoid vaccination in the past 2 yeats (if injected), or in the past 5 years (if oral)

Have you had yellow fever vaccination in the past 10 years

Have you had Japanese encephalitis vaccination in the past 2 years

List current or previous significant medical conditions

List current medications

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