Traveling can make you feel wonderfully alive. But it can also expose you to serious diseases that may threaten your health. Don’t be among the people who experience health problems when traveling. Before you go, get in the know and learn about your travel health needs, including travel immunizations, by visiting our travel health clinic.
Schedule a face-to-face consultation with an RVNA Travel Medicine Specialist before your departure. Consultations include itinerary-specific health advice, discussion and administration of immunizations, safe food/water practices, and other steps you can take to protect yourself from associated travel risks such as insect precautions or environmental concerns. The RVNA Travel Medicine Specialist can also provide advice on ways to avoid the mosquitoes that carry diseases such as: Zika virus, Yellow fever, Malaria, Dengue fever, Chikungunya.
Consultations are available at the RVNA office in Ridgefield, or at your home or office (an additional fee applies for home/office consultations based on the distance of your location from RVNA.)
We look forward to meeting with you and helping you have a safe and healthy trip!
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Please be advised: Anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
What vaccines are available at RVNA?
RVNA can administer the following commonly needed travel vaccinations:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Measles (MMR)
- Tetanus (Tdap)
- Yellow Fever (Temporarily unavailable due to nationwide shortage – please call for more details)
- Malaria Preventative Medication (Prescription will be called in to your pharmacy)
- Traveler’s Diarrhea Medication (Prescription will be called in to your pharmacy)
- Altitude Illness Medication (Prescriptions will be called in to your pharmacy)
Will my Health Insurance cover the cost of the visit?The RVNA Travel Health Clinic is not able to bill to insurance. Payment will be expected at the time of the visit via check or credit card.
How long before my trip should I schedule my appointment?It takes at least 2 weeks to fully build immunity from the vaccines. Additionally some vaccines require multiple doses over a period time. Ideally, appointments should be scheduled four to six weeks before travel, but consultations for the last minute traveler are still advised.
Do I need an Appointment?Yes, Appointments are required for travel vaccines and consultations. Appointments are available Monday – Friday, please call for more information.
What if I just want shots and don’t want a consult?A consult is required to prescribe Malaria preventative, Traveler’s Diarrhea and Altitude Sickness medication. All other vaccines are available with a prescription from your doctor. If you have questions on whether you need to schedule a consult, give us a call 203.438.5555.
Where is RVNA located?RVNA is located at 27 Governor Street, Ridgefield CT 06877 . When you arrive, our receptionist will greet you and get the nurse for your visit.
What to pack for your trip?Check out our Packing List for recommendations.
* The RVNA Travel Medicine Clinic is a U.S. Government Certified Yellow Fever Center.