Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know which vaccines are required?

Yellow Fever vaccination and Menningitis (only in Saudia Arabia) are the only vaccines that are required by some countries for entry. (See http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel for more information regarding which countries required the Yellow Fever Vaccine for entry.)

What is a Recommended Vaccine?

The CDC divides vaccines into 3 categories, required, recommended and routine. Recommended vaccines are those recommended to protect the traveler from contracting a disease that is endemic in a particular country, region or city and to prevent transmission of diseases to the U.S.

How do I know which immunizations I should get?

It depends on mulitple factors, e.g. your exact destination/s, age, health issues, allergies, and overall risk acceptance. This is where we can help. Park City Vaccines provides accurate, up-to-date information which is customized to your travel plans and individual health history. Our services include recommended immunizations, prescriptions for travel-related medications (e.g malaria or traveler’s diarrhea) specific precautions, and information on evacuation insurance for emergency care. Websites that can provide general information are the www.CDC.gov/travel and www.WHO.int/en

How far in advance should I schedule my first shot?

Two months if possible. However some vaccines (e.g. Hepatitis A) you can get two weeks before you depart. The key is to plan as far ahead as possible as some of the vaccinations require a series of shots for full protection and others require for you to stay in the U.S. for 10 days after the injection (e.g Yellow Fever) The Yellow Fever vaccine may be required to cross certain international borders; in this case, the vaccine should be given at least 10 days before travel, and a stamped vaccine certificate will be issued to you by Park City Vaccines, a state certified Yellow Fever Immunization Center.

Do most health insurances cover “travel vaccinations”?

Travel vaccines are NOT covered by insurance (e.g. Typhoid, Yellow Fever); however, routine vaccinations needed for travel may be covered by your insurance as part of the Affordable Health Care Act (e.g. Hepatitis, polio, tetanus, etc..)

Is there a charge for a travel consultation or office visit?

Yes, and it includes prescriptions for travel medications and recommended vaccinations with required information (VIS) and documentation (Yellow Fever Stamp and Immunization Record) / $50 single person, $40 per person if 2 people, $30 each for 3 or more people in travel group.

Why do I need an appointment?

Each client gets individualized attention and consultation which can last up 30- 60 minutes depending on travel plans, the number of immunizations needed, directions on how to take travel meds and discussion on food, water, insect and environment precautions. However if you just need a quick flu shot or a booster of Hep A, B or Twinrix most of the time we can provide quick appointments.

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