Yellow Fever: Yellow fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa. The virus is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito.Yellow fever can be prevented by vaccination. Travelers should also take precautions against mosquito bites when in areas with yellow fever transmission. Travelers should get vaccinated for yellow fever at least 10 days before visiting areas where yellow fever is found. If you continue to live or travel in yellow fever-endemic areas, you should receive a booster dose of yellow fever vaccine after 10 years. We are a certified vaccination clinic for Yellow Fever. Link to more information
Typhoid Fever: Typhoid fever is an acute, life-threatening febrile illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi. Typhoid fever is most often acquired through consumption of water or food that has been contaminated by feces of an acutely infected or convalescent person or a chronic, asymptomatic carrier. CDC recommends typhoid vaccine for travelers to areas where there is an increased risk of exposure to S.Typhi. Link to more information
Malaria: Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite. People with malaria often experience fever, chills, and flu-like illness. Left untreated, they may develop severe complications and die. Depending on where you are traveling, prevention are given to reduce the risk of contracting Malaria. Link to more information
Polio: Polio is an infectious disease caused by a virus that lives in the throat and intestinal tract. It is most often spread through person-to-person contact with the stool of an infected person and may also be spread through oral/nasal secretions. There are two types of vaccine that protect against polio: inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) and oral polio vaccine (OPV). IPV, used in the United States since 2000, is given as an injection in the leg or arm, depending on patient's age. Link to more information
Some countries recommend immunizations, while others don't. To find out if you need an immunization for the country you are traveling to and for travel tips, please link to the Web site below. Contact Health and Counseling Services at 503-554-2340 to receive any immunizations that you need.