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Travel Clinic Providing Immunizations

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May 29, 2014 (Sonora, CA) — Sonora Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the reopening of the Travel Clinic to provide appropriate immunizations for community members traveling to regions of the world which require specific immunizations. Vaccines are one of the most important tools you have for preventing certain diseases while traveling. Some diseases that are not common in the United States still exist in other parts of the world. These immunizations are given in accordance with the standards set forth by the California Department of Public Health.

The Travel Clinic provides vaccines which are administered by an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN). The APN has completed the Yellow Fever Vaccine Course and will review the most current guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for each vaccine given. The Travel Clinic is a designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Provider which includes completion of a specific course on Yellow Fever, including systematic instruction on conducting a thorough pre-travel consultation and an overview of the International Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis.

Each recipient of a vaccine will receive a Vaccine Information Sheet (VIS). A VIS is a document procured by the CDC and explains both the benefits and risks of a vaccine. Federal Law requires that healthcare staff provide a VIS to patients, parents, or legal representatives before each dose of a vaccination. The best idea is to set up an appointment 4 to 6 weeks before leaving on a trip.

The Travel Clinic is located at 19747 Greenley Road in the anti-coagulation clinic. The clinic is open Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to Noon by appointment only. For more information please call (209)-536-3720.