While you may be excited about your upcoming trip abroad, getting sick while outside the country can make your trip a miserable experience. At Secure Health Partners, with locations at the Denver airport, and others in Glendale, and Buena Vista, Colorado, the team of travel medicine specialists offers travel vaccinations to protect you from getting sick when traveling outside the country. Call the nearest office or book an appointment online to schedule a travel vaccination appointment today.
Travel vaccinations refer to the shots you need to protect yourself from getting sick when traveling abroad.
Vaccines contain a small amount of a weakened or dead germ that gets injected into your body. The amount injected is small enough that you don’t get sick but large enough for your immune system to recognize the danger and develop antibodies to protect you from it. Then, when you come in contact with the germ again, your body can fight it off, so you don’t get sick, or at least not as sick as you would if you didn’t have the vaccine.
While you may have received many vaccinations throughout your life, there are germs in foreign countries that you haven’t come in contact with, and the travel vaccinations provided at Secure Health Partners can protect you from them.
The team at Secure Health Partners can determine the types of vaccinations you need during your visit to the office. What you need may depend on your vaccination history and your destination. Some of the most common vaccines that the team provides include:
Your provider may also suggest updating your vaccines, such as your measles or tetanus shots, and may also suggest a COVID-19 or flu vaccine. They also provide travel guidance to help you stay well, including advice on whether or not it’s safe to drink the water in the country you’re visiting and the types of foods that are safe to eat.
Your Secure Health Partners provider also provides prophylactic medication to help manage conditions you may develop, such as traveler’s diarrhea or an unexpected parasite. They also provide education on how to travel with your prescription medications.
You should get your travel vaccinations as soon as you schedule your trip. You may need a series of shots, and it can take up to six weeks for your body to build up an immunity to the infection the vaccine is trying to protect you from.
To schedule your travel vaccinations, call Secure Health Partners or book your appointment online today.