Travel vaccine tips
- Appointments must be made at least four to six weeks in advance.
- We can vaccinate kids as young as 11 years old.
- Special accommodations can be made for groups of 10 or more.
- The pharmacist checks insurance coverage.
E-mail questions to kwilson8@eCommunity.com
The to-do list before international travel can be daunting. Along with your other preparations, you may need to be immunized against local health threats or receive boosters to ensure the full effectiveness of vaccines you already have. Let the team at Wellspring help!
The most important thing to do when getting travel vaccinations is to plan ahead, since some vaccines need time to become fully effective. If you are not sure where to start, Wellspring offers a $60 pre-travel consultation with a pharmacist to:
- Review your itinerary and assess your vaccination needs.
- The pharmacist then contacts your physician to request prescriptions for the recommended vaccinations.
- The pharmacist will also counsel and have helpful tips on food and water safety, and avoiding mosquito bites.
If you already know which vaccines you need, Wellspring offers appointments with a one-time administration fee of $55, plus the cost of each vaccination.
Learn more about travel vaccines at http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm.
All consultations and administering of vaccines are done at the Wellspring – Shadeland location, the most centrally located Wellspring Pharmacy. To make an appointment, call Kristan Wilson, Pharm.D. at 317-355-9260. Appointments must be made at least four to six weeks in advance.
Community Health Pavilion Shadeland
2040 Shadeland Avenue, Suite 110
Indianapolis IN, 46219
2013 immunization list
Along with walk-in flu clinics, Wellspring Pharmacy offers the following common immunizations by appointment. These are covered by most insurances. If there is any cost, it will be determined before your appointment. Some of the common immunizations offered are:
- Hepatitis B—You need this vaccine if you have a specific risk factor for hepatitis B virus infection* or you simply wish to be protected from this disease. Given as a 3-dose series.
- Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B combined—Given as a 3-dose series.
- HPV-2—Given as a 3-dose series.
- HPV-4 valent—Given as a 3-dose series.
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella Booster (MMR)—You need at least 1 dose of MMR if you were born in 1957 or later. You may also need a 2nd dose.*
- Meningococcal (Meningitis)—Young adults going to college who plan to live in a dormitory need to get vaccinated against meningococcal disease. People with certain medical conditions should also receive this vaccine.*
- Pneumococcal Polysaccharide (PCV)-23
- Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV)-13
- Rabies—Given as a 2-dose series.
- Td (Tetanus Booster)—Every 10 years
- Tdap (Whooping cough or pertussis)
- Tetanus Pertussis Booster—All adults who have close contact with young children.
- Typhoid (IM or oral)
- Zostavax (Shingles)—Age restrictions apply.
This list is not exhaustive. Other immunizations are available. Please call your preferred Wellspring location to check availability.
*Consult your healthcare provider to determine your level of risk for infection and your need for this vaccine.