The Vaccine Center, a preventative health and wellness company, has been open since 2002. We are supervised by Board Certified doctors and we provide comprehensive preventative health and wellness services. Our immunization services include having all vaccines available in the US for work, school, travel, and general health.
We also specialize in an array of other preventative health services such as physical exams, drug testing, STD testing, TB skin testing, laboratory testing, and most diagnostic testing. We provide employee, executive, annual well-being, school, sports, and deployment physicals. The Vaccine Center provides nationwide DOT drug and alcohol testing, as well as Non-DOT employer drug testing. We can also provide your pre-employment, random, post-accident, and return to work drug testing. We can provide assistance with DOT compliance and your company’s drug policy. In addition, we provide a complete array of Employee Health Services to small and Fortune 500 companies.
We can set up an account for your company and have your employees come to us OR we can come to your work place to perform almost all of our services. Since we are physician supervised, our Medical Directors are available to our employer clients for unlimited NO charge consultations and advice. We keep electronic medical records and can provide your company with detailed monthly billing for all our services. It is like having a complete Employee Health Department for your company without all the cost, work and overhead!
We accept appointments and walk ins for our vaccinations and testing services with minimal to no waiting.
Yellow Fever Vaccine
Yellow fever is a serious disease caused by a virus and transmitted by infected mosquitoes in certain areas of the world. For this reason, yellow fever vaccine is recommended or required for travelers to these areas. While vaccinating against yellow fever is the best protection against developing the disease, other precautions should also be made to avoid mosquito bites.
Some countries require proof of yellow fever vaccination before allowing travelers into their country, or may detain travelers for up to six days to make sure they are not infected with the virus. Individuals who are infected with yellow fever virus usually need to be hospitalized and have severe symptoms of fever, body aches, fatigue, yellowing of the skin and eyes, organ failure, bleeding from different body sites, shock, and death. Some people may show no signs or symptoms after infection. Yellow fever virus is only found in certain areas of the world, mostly in sub Saharan Africa and parts of South America.
Between 1970 and 2011 there were a total of nine cases of yellow fever in the United States and Europe from travelers to West Africa and South America. Of the nine infected, all were unvaccinated and eight died. Yellow fever vaccine is required by certain countries in order to enter. Yellow fever vaccine is also recommended for:
- Travelers between 9 months and 59 years of age who will be traveling to of living in a region where yellow fever exists.
- Health care and laboratory workers who may be exposed to yellow fever virus.