ImmunizationsGet your good shots
At Good Shots we believe in protecting you from the inside out by protecting you from vaccine-preventable diseases. Good Shots can prepare individuals of all ages for international travel. Based on the Centers for Disease Control most up-to-date recommendations we streamline the vaccine and travel medication process. We sort out the vaccine requirements and recommendations during your consultation and vaccinate you accordingly. We also prescribe necessary medications and document your vaccines on the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (aka – “Yellow Card”). From school, to pre-employment or pre-travel immunizations, Get your Good Shots!
Highly contagious viral disease. Chickenpox causes an itchy rash that usually lasts about a week. Chickenpox is usually mild, but it can be serious in infants under 12 months of age, adolescents, adults, pregnant women, and people with a weakened immune system. Some people get so sick that they need to be hospitalized. It doesn’t happen often, but people can die from chickenpox.
Vaccine recommended for anyone who has not had the disease. Two doses are required. $185
This viral disease of the liver is a traveler’s number one health threat. It is a food and water borne disease that is transmitted through the fecal/oral route (usually passed by persons who use the bathroom and do not wash their hands). Hepatitis A occurs world-wide and we now routinely vaccinate children against Hepatitis A in the U.S.
Two doses are required and offer a lifetime of immunity. Can be combined with Hepatitis B vaccine. $90 per dose.
An infection of the liver spread by contact with blood and other body fluids. It is recommended for health care workers, persons traveling to moderate or high-risk countries, persons participating in adventure travel and those who may have unprotected sex or use I.V. drugs. If one is concerned about the quality of medical care in a destination country, the vaccine should be considered.
Three doses are required and offer a lifetime of immunity. Can be combined with Hepatitis A vaccine. $90 per dose.
Protection against the flu. CDC recommends flu vaccine for all travelers as flu can circulate year-round in warmer climates. $20
Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR)
This combo vaccine is recommended for persons born after 1956 who haven’t received two doses of MMR after their first birthday. Others are generally considered to be immune.
Measles is an easily spread disease found in many parts of the world. Symptoms include fever, runny nose, sore throat and a rash all over the body.
Mumps is a virus known for its symptoms of puffy cheeks and a swollen jaw. Symptoms do not usually appear until at least 12 days after infection. Many cases are mild, but infection can cause serious problems for adults. Serious complications can occur. This includes: encephalitis, deafness, meningitis and inflammation of reproductive organs.
Rubella is a virus that also causes a rash which can spread easily, but has generally mild symptoms. Headache, pink eye, cough and fever are common. The virus can cause birth defects in children if a woman contracts the virus early in the first trimester of pregnancy.
$115 per dose
Required for pilgrims traveling to Saudi Arabia for Hajj/Umrah. A serious bacterial infection affecting the lining of the brain, it is transmitted by exposure to respiratory secretions. The vaccine is routinely recommended for persons who live in close contact with others (dorms, military barracks), and individuals traveling to the “Meningitis belt” of sub-Saharan Africa from December to June.
This vaccine is recommended approximately every five years when traveling to an area where meningitis is a concern. $150
Polio (poliomyelitis) is a potentially deadly, life-altering disease. The virus enters the body and attacks the brain and spinal cord, often causing paralysis. This food and water spread virus can produce paralysis. Although persons are routinely vaccinated as children, the protective benefit of the vaccine only lasts until about age 18. An adult Polio booster is recommended for those visiting endemic countries or those countries where Polio continues to be imported.
Only one dose as an adult is required. Military or government officials traveling to certain countries may need an annual booster for frequent travel. $55
This combo vaccine has been widely used since 2005 as the typical “Tetanus booster”. The three diseases it protects against are found around the world.
Unlike most other infections, tetanus enters the body through breaks in the skin from cuts or wounds made by contaminated objects. Symptoms can be severe and include: jaw cramping, muscle spasms and changes in blood pressure or heart rate. Infection can lead to serious complications such as broken bones, blood clots or respiratory failure.
Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious bacterial infection. The bacteria enters the body through the respiratory system and releases toxins. These damage the airway and cause swelling. Infection is usually person-to-person from those in close contact. Babies will often catch the disease from parents, siblings or caregivers. Therefore it is recommended that all persons in close contact with newborns receive the vaccines.
Diphtheria is a bacteria disease that spreads from person-to-person through droplets from coughing or sneezing. These droplets can stay on surfaces, like tables or toys, for long periods of times.
One dose of this vaccine is required every 5-10 years. $65
This is a bacterial infection spread through contaminated food and water. It is especially a concern in areas with sub-standard sanitation. This vaccine is recommended for many travelers, in particular for those with longer stays and travel to small cities, towns and rural areas off the usual tourist routes. Good Shots recommends this vaccine any time you travel outside of the United States.
There are two types of vaccines for Typhoid; oral which offers 5 years of protection and injectable which offers 2 years of protection. Oral $175 or Injectable $130
Yellow Fever- Coming Soon
Transmitted by mosquitos, this viral infection can cause a deadly hemorrhagic fever. It occurs mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa and South America. Proof of Yellow Fever vaccination is required for entry into certain countries and for persons who have traveled through endemic countries. $200
At Good Shots we do our best to meet all your needs. If there is a service you need that you don’t see listed, contact us and we will do our best to provide it or refer you to someone who will.
Group/Corporate On-Site Vaccination Services
Book Good Shots for services at your job, church, school. Prices vary.
Tuberculosis, or TB, is a bacteria infection of, usually, the lungs. Not all people infected with TB become sick. Some will have latent TB which can become active. Signs of infection are a bad cough lasting three weeks or more, chest pain and coughing up blood or sputum. More serious symptoms include weakness, weight loss, chills and fever.
A small amount of fluid is injected into the lower arm. A healthcare worker then looks for a reaction after 48 to 72 hours. A positive result may mean active or latent TB. As-needed or regular TB testing can help keep higher risk groups healthy. It also provides peace of mind to those who may have been exposed.
TB test are an annual requirement for all healthcare workers. May be required for childcare professionals.
$50 for placement and reading
Yellow Card Immunization Record
Some countries require proof of vaccination, documented on the internationally recognized yellow card, during customs processing.
$10 to issue or replace Yellow Card