FAQ’s about Travel and Flu Vaccinations


When should I schedule my appointment?

Appointment should ideally be scheduled 4-6 weeks before your departure to ensure adequate time between when you are vaccinated and when you leave.  However, even if you are leaving in a few days, a visit with a travel medicine expert will be beneficial in helping you to minimize risk associated with travel, and some vaccinations can still be administered.

How long will my appointment take?

The average vaccine appointment takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes. If you are having multiple vaccinations, it can take up to one hour.

Do you take medical insurance?

Most insurance plans do not cover travel vaccinations.  Please call and we can advise you which plans may cover them. In some cases we can process the paperwork for you if needed.   Some of the prescription medications that are prescribed will be covered depending of your specific prescription insurance plan.

What vaccinations do you provide?

  • Chicken Pox
  • Flu
  • Hepatitis A Adult
  • Hepatitis B Adult
  • HPV (Gardasil)
  • Measles, Mumps & Rubella
  • Meningitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polio
  • Shingles
  • Tetanus-diphtheria +/- Whooping cough
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow Fever


What are the common side effects I can expect after receiving vaccinations?

The most common side effect from vaccinations is pain, redness and swelling at the site of injection.  Some patients will feel “under the weather” for a day or two after receiving vaccinations.  In rare cases, anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction) can occur.

Do you offer group vaccines?

Absolutely!  We offer a vaccines for groups. And we will come to your location whether it is a school, church group or senior traveling club.

Why should I go to Vickery Vaccine instead of my primary care physician?

Jim Vickery, R.Ph., and our medical staff have extensive training  in travel medicine, and can prescribe the vaccinations and medications necessary for your trip. We are able to provide concise, yet in-depth, information tailored to your itinerary and medical history.  We have all vaccinations in stock and we are a Certified Yellow Fever Vaccination Center.  Often times physicians do not carry vaccinations related to travel.

Do I need a prescription from my doctor?

No, all prescriptions for vaccinations and travel related medications will be written here at the pharmacy.

Questions not answered? Call us at 267-477-1010