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Flu Shots & Vaccines 

Travel vaccinations are necessary measures to protect you from diseases and illnesses commonly found outside of the U.S. If you or your loved ones are traveling internationally, be sure to get your travel vaccines at Falcon Urgent Care at least one month ahead of your scheduled trip.

FAQs on Travel Vaccinations & Flu Shots:

What Are Travel Vaccinations?

Travel vaccinations are simply vaccines that protect you from diseases and illnesses that are not commonly found outside of the United States. For example, measles is rarely contracted in the United States compared to some other countries, but outbreaks can occur frequently in popular tourist areas. 

Always know what vaccines you need based on the country or countries you’ll be visiting, as you may need more than one. Which vaccines you need will depend on your overall health, age, and specific itinerary.

Travel-related diseases can include:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Cholera
  • Typhoid and paratyphoid fever
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Rabies
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Malaria

Why Are Travel Vaccinations Important?

Visiting other countries puts you at risk for a number of illnesses that are uncommon in the United States. Travel vaccines are essential in protecting you from contracting preventable, potentially life-threatening diseases.

When Should I Get My Travel Vaccines?

The CDC recommends making an appointment to receive your travel vaccines at least one month before your vacation or trip abroad. Travel vaccinations are available in person or via telemedicine. To save time, you can fill out our travel vaccination questionnaire

Should I Get A Flu Shot?

Flu vaccinations are equally important as travel vaccinations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone age 6 months or older get annual flu shots. Flu vaccination is especially important for:

  • Pregnant women
  • Seniors
  • Young children