Traveling Abroad This Holiday Season? Make Sure You Have the Necessary Vaccines

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Traveling Abroad This Holiday Season? Make Sure You Have the Necessary Vaccines

Vaccines protect your body from harmful viruses and bacteria that significantly impact health. Most vaccines are necessary when you're young to provide long-term protection. Still, some aren't necessary unless you travel to some regions of the world.

In the United States, we don't have specific health issues that other countries have. If you're planning a trip overseas to a particular area of the world, you must know what vaccines are necessary.

Calvary Urgent Care in Humble, Texas, offers routine and travel vaccines to help you and your family stay healthy. Dr. Joseph Goin leads our team, specializing in urgent and primary care.

Dr. Goin evaluates your health and needs before your trip and orders the necessary vaccinations so you can enjoy your vacation.

What are travel vaccines?

Travel vaccines are the necessary vaccinations you need before traveling to places outside the US. They're essential to protect you and your family from harmful diseases that aren't common in the US.

Staying vaccinated with routine vaccines is essential to staying healthy, even when you're not traveling. However, knowing what diseases are prevalent in the country you plan to visit is necessary to avoid long-term complications and illnesses.

Planning to travel over the holidays is a fantastic experience. Still, get your vaccines at least a month before you leave. Immunizations need time to work, and your body requires time to build immunity to the diseases we're vaccinating you against.


Certain areas of the world have diseases, bacteria, and viruses that we don't see in the US. Our team provides you with the necessary information on vaccinations for you and your family before your upcoming trip.

Standard vaccines

Before considering travel vaccines, you must be up-to-date on the standard vaccines. These help protect your body from diseases that could severely impair your health and wellness.

At Calvary Urgent Care, Dr. Goin offers various types of vaccines, including the following standard US vaccinations:

  • Tetanus
  • Diphtheria
  • Varicella
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia
  • HPV
  • Tuberculosis
  • Rotavirus
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Polio


Hepatitis B and pertussis are two other essential vaccines you need to stay healthy. These vaccines allow your body to make antibodies against the foreign disease to fight it off if you're ever exposed.

What vaccines do I need?

It's important to tell Dr. Goin about your medical and vaccination history if you plan to travel abroad over the holidays. This information helps him determine what vaccines you require for the upcoming trip.

He also considers where you're traveling to and what diseases are prevalent in that part of the world. Some of the vaccines you may require when traveling to Africa, Asia, or particular areas in the Pacific include:


  • Cholera
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Rabies
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis C
  • Yellow fever
  • Typhoid fever
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Tick-borne encephalitis

You may require just a few of the above vaccines or all, depending on the length of your trip and the countries you're visiting.

It's essential to come in for these vaccinations four to six weeks before your trip so we can order the necessary doses and give them to you. Your body requires time to make antibodies to ensure protection against these conditions.

To schedule your travel vaccines before the big trip, call Calvary Urgent Care at 832-680-2273 or request an appointment on our website.