Travel Vaccinations and Travel Counseling

Anchorage Medical and Surgical Clinic has been the travel clinic of choice for all travel vaccinations. Many Alaskans love to travel and see the wonders of the world. Perhaps this is because Alaskans are more adventurous than the rest of the country. To insure that your travel plans or vacation are as wonderful as your expectations you need to take some precautions and do some preparation and get your vaccinations before leaving home.

One of the key items on this list is getting vaccinations for travel. Different parts of the world have different diseases, many of which people living in Alaska have never been exposed to or immunized against. Next time you travel, don’t allow your expensive vacation to be ruined by becoming seriously ill with a preventable disease.

Travel Counseling and Vaccinations

Here at Anchorage Medical & Surgical Clinic our doctors and nurse practitioner are trained in travel counseling. They have access to the most up to date information regarding vaccinations and risks of acquiring infectious diseases in various parts of the world. They can advise you about which vaccines you need, the possible interactions among the different vaccines, the appropriate timing of these vaccines and the period of time that must pass before you can safely assume you are immune to the disease and can travel.

We have on hand many of the most frequently needed vaccines and are one of the few places in Anchorage to carry the yellow fever vaccine. We can order any vaccine needed and can usually get it within a day.

Some of the Common travel vaccinations are:

Polio
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Typhoid
Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap)
Yellow Fever

Other Vaccines we have on hand:

Pneumococcal 23 (pneumonia)
Pneumococcal 13 (pneumonia)
Zoster (Shingles)

In addition we can order other vaccines and usually get them within a day. Examples include:
MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)

So call us today and schedule your travel counseling appointment.

 

Helpful Links:

CDC Travel Page : CLICK HERE