Travel Vaccines Specialist

Chaula Patel, MD

Medical Spa located in Bronx, NY

If you’re planning to travel internationally, it’s crucial to take precautions against specific diseases. Dr. Chaula Patel, MD, in the Bronx, New York, provides an extensive array of travel vaccines to protect you and keep you safe. Call Dr. Patel’s office to learn more about specific vaccines required for each country or book an appointment online.

Travel Vaccines Q & A

What are travel vaccinations?

Travel vaccinations are immunizations for specific diseases that you wouldn’t normally encounter in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many of the diseases that are now rare in the United States are still prevalent in many parts of the world.

Some countries require proof of immunization before you can enter, while some vaccinations are strongly encouraged or recommended by doctors and health practitioners to help you stave off illness, infection, or disease.

All vaccines work by exposing you to small doses of the disease you’re protecting against. Your immune system ramps up antibody production to fend off what it perceives as an attack and protects you against the invader.

How do I know what vaccinations I need to travel overseas?

Dr. Patel and the knowledgeable staff at Chaula Patel Aesthetic Medicine constantly monitor travel requirements for a host of international destinations. In addition, guidelines from the CDC help Dr. Patel and her team advise you on the latest recommendations, requirements, and advisories.

What types of vaccinations are available?

At Chaula Patel Aesthetic Medicine, you have access to the following protective vaccinations:

  • Yellow fever
  • Typhoid (oral and injectable shot)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis A/B (combination)
  • Tetanus (TDAP, a combination of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis)
  • Polio
  • Meningitis
  • Rabies
  • Japanese encephalitis

In addition to preparing you for travel, Dr. Patel ensures you’re up to date on routine vaccinations, such as tetanus, chickenpox, pertussis, measles, mumps, and rubella.

When should I get a travel vaccination?

As soon as you know you’re going to take an international trip, you should reach out to Dr. Patel. In general, you should schedule your vaccinations 4 to 6 weeks before you travel.

Some vaccinations necessitate two or more injections that are spaced over a couple of months. Other vaccines may only require one appointment, but the immunization may need a few weeks to be fully effective.

No matter where you’re going, Dr. Patel and her expert team stand ready to prepare you for your journey. Call the office in the Bronx to learn more about which vaccines you need, or use the easy online scheduler to make an appointment.