Travel Immunization Clinic
As one prepares for upcoming vacations and traveling to foreign countries, it is important to make sure your "shots" are up-to-date. Remember to allow yourself enough time to be immunized according to the established vaccine requirements as some vaccines may take up to six months to complete. Unfortunately vaccines need time to build antibodies in order to provide protection.
Sharon Regional Health System's Travel Immunization Clinic, located across State Street from the hospital in the Medical Arts Building, 32 Jefferson Ave., Suite 210, Sharon, offers immunizations for those traveling on business, missionaries performing church and medical services, students studying abroad and people on vacation.
The Travel Immunization Clinic serves western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. The Clinic is certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and is listed as a Yellow Fever vaccine provider with the Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia.
Your risk of contracting a disease or illness while traveling depends on your risk factors. Consider the geographical destination, your length of stay, the location within the country, accommodations – food and water supply, and what is your purpose – business or pleasure.
Vaccines offered by The Travel Immunization Clinic include:
- Yellow Fever: Live vaccine given for 10 years
- Hepatitis A - adult & pediatric - series of 2 injections given 6 months apart
Click here to view "Hepatitis A Vaccine: What You Need to Know" from the CDC
- Hepatitis B - adult & pediatric - series of 3 injections given over 6 months
- Menactra (meningitis)
- Rabavert (rabies) - 3 injections over a 3 week period
- IPOL (polio)
- Typhium Vi (Typhoid vaccine) 1 injection good for 2 years
- MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) live vaccine* Varivax (chicken pox) - 2 injections over 4-6 weeks, live vaccine
- Twinrix (combined Hep A & B) 3 injections over 6 months or 3 injections over 4 weeks followed by 4th injection in one year
- Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Accellular Pertussis)
- Zostavax (live vaccinations for Herpes Zoster/Shingles) indicated for those 60 years of age and older
- Also, a skin test is offered for Mantoux Tuberculin
Note on malaria: The Clinic can advise you on what malaria medications you may need and your family physician will need to write the prescription.
Hours are Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and appointments are necessary. For more information, please call the Travel Clinic at 724-983-5612 or e-mail email@example.com
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