What to Expect
The Clinic Group – Medical partners clinics are an all-inclusive travel health clinic. When you choose to go on a business trip or on holidays, planning ahead to stay healthy while traveling is of major importance. Our goal is to provide travelers with detailed and specific information for their entire trips and destinations.
During the consultation, you will meet with their doctor or nurses, who will make recommendations based on your health history, itinerary, and anticipated activities, then administer the vaccines. The patient will have access to detailed information on vaccines and prior to any vaccination we will go through a thorough health questionnaire and check up. Ultimately we ensure that information has been given and a consent form is signed.
It is recommended the initial consult to be at least 4 weeks prior to departure.
Trivalent flu vaccines include:
- Standard-dose trivalent shots (IIV3) that are manufactured using virus grown in eggs. Different flu shots are approved for different age groups. Most flu shots are given in the arm (muscle) with a needle. One trivalent vaccine formulation can be given with a jet injector, for persons aged 18 through 64 years.
- A high-dose trivalent shot, approved for people 65 and older.
- A recombinant trivalent shot that is egg-free, approved for people 18 years and older, including pregnant women.
- A trivalent flu shot made with adjuvant (an ingredient of a vaccine that helps create a stronger immune response in the patient’s body), approved for people 65 years of age and older (new this season).
Quadrivalent flu vaccines include:
- Quadrivalent flu shots approved for use in different age groups, including children as young as 6 months.
- An intradermal quadrivalent flu shot, which is injected into the skin instead of the muscle and uses a much smaller needle than the regular flu shot. It is approved for people 18 through 64 years of age.
- A quadrivalent flu shot containing virus grown in cell culture, which is approved for people 4 years of age and older.
- A recombinant quadrivalent flu shot approved for people 18 years of age and older, including pregnant women (new this season).