Travel And Immunization Vaccines
Getting a shot can be unpleasant, regardless of your age. We ensure minimal discomfort during vaccination.
Which vaccinations do I need before traveling?
The vaccinations you need to get before travel, depend on several factors, including:
Where you plan to travel. Some countries require proof of vaccination(s) against certain diseases, such as yellow fever or polio. However, It is important to get regular vaccinations as some countries may ask you for vaccination history before you travel.
Your health. If you are pregnant, have a chronic medical condition, or have a weakened immune system, you may need additional vaccinations.
Our experienced health care professionals will discuss your health and counsel you on preventative care and healthy choices.
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UrgentWay, The Place Where You Get Extra Care!
UrgentWay offers many routine vaccines for children and adults, planning a trip abroad and for prevention from harmful diseases.
7 Days Open
Between our four locations, we are open 7 days a week.
UrgentWay is in all the boroughs of New York City and you can easily find one close to your home.
Our highly trained staff makes sure you feel comfortable throughout your experience here.
Flu shots are available at all UrgentWay locations!
Simply walk in to any of our urgent care centers, or make an appointment at our primary care centers. Get your vaccines administered and paperwork completed in no time.
How far should I receive the required travel vaccinations?
You should make an appointment with UrgentWay Clinics, ideally at least one week before your trip, to get the vaccines and medications you need.
If you need a yellow fever vaccine, be aware that it is currently only available at a limited number of clinics in the United States. Find the closest UrgentWay clinic and contact them in advance to make sure you have the vaccine.
How long does immunity from travel vaccines last (when should I get a booster dose)?
The duration of the travel vaccine depends on the vaccine. If you are traveling outside of the United States, you should consult a doctor who is familiar with travel medications for advice on your next trip. He or she will be able to advise you on vaccinations and booster shots based on where you are going and when you received your previous injections. Be sure to bring your immunization record to the appointment!
Important Facts & FAQs
What vaccines are offered at UrgentWay?
- Tetanus and Diphtheria (TD)
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
- Varicella (chicken pox)
- Hepatitis B
- Typhoid fever
Who requires a tetanus shot?
- Babies at ages 2, 4, 6, 15-18 months and then children at age 4-6 years are given DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis) vaccine
- Adolescents between the ages of 11-18 years are given a booster shot (Td)
- Adults of age>19 years should receive one dose of Td
- Expectant mothers should be given Tdap during their third trimester of each pregnancy
- Adults and children should receive the tetanus and diphtheria booster (Td) every 10 years
What are the side effects of the tetanus vaccine?
- Low-grade fever
- Joint pain
- Muscle aches
- Injection site reactions (pain itching swelling tenderness redness or a lump).
What is MMR?
Who requires MMR vaccine?
- Children at age 12-15 months (first dose) and then at the age of 4-6 years (second dose) as part of their routine immunization schedules
- Adults who have never received the MMR vaccine and are planning to travel outside the US
What is varicella?
- Sore throat
- Red, intensely itchy rash present all over the body