Travel Health Services
Our Schnucks Pharmacy Travel Experts are ready to customize your needs for vaccines, over-the-counter and prescription medications based on your travel destinations.
Do you need vaccines for your upcoming trip? Look at this brochure, and you’ll be able to see what vaccines are typically recommended for the area you’re traveling to. Then based on your itinerary, your Schnucks Pharmacy Travel Expert can recommend what is necessary.
PREPARE FOR YOUR IMMUNIZATION
Available Travel Immunizations
Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by hepatitis A virus (HAV). The virus can cause fever, fatigue, anorexia, nausea, abdominal discomfort, dark urine, and jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes). It is spread by the consumption of contaminated food or water and through occupational or personal contact with infected animals and humans. It is not a lifelong disease.
Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV). The virus can cause short and long term illnesses leading to liver damage, liver cancer, and possible death. It’s spread through contact with blood or body fluids.
Japanese Encephalitis is a potentially deadly viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes that can cause inflammation of the brain, fever, headache, vomiting, weakness, paralysis, tremors and seizures.
Polio is a viral infection that can cause paralysis, respiratory failure, and, rarely, death.
Rabies is a deadly viral infection that causes fever, inflammation of the brain, anxiety, muscle weakness, paralysis, confusion, convulsions, coma, and death.
Tetanus and Diphtheria are serious illnesses caused by bacteria. Tetanus bacteria get into the body through cuts or wounds, and causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body, including locking of the jaw. Diphtheria is spread through direct contact with an infected person, and causes a thick covering in the back of the throat, which can lead to breathing problems, heart problems, and paralysis. Both of these diseases can be deadly and can be prevented through vaccination.
TETANUS, DIPHTHERIA, PERTUSSIS (TDAP)
Tetanus is a severe infection that’s not contagious but can be fatal if untreated. It’s caused by bacteria which and can enter the bloodstream through a wound such as those caused by nails, splinters, or insect bites. Diphtheria is a contagious disease that spreads through direct contact with an infected person, usually via coughing or sneezing. Like tetanus, it can be fatal if untreated or can cause severe damage to the nerves and heart. Pertussis (whooping cough) is a very contagious disease that can cause death. This disease is most severe among children younger than 5 years old.
Typhoid Fever is a severe and possibly deadly bacterial infection that causes tiredness, fever, loss of appetite, headache, abdominal pain, and skin rash; may lead to intestinal bleeding that can be life-threatening.
Yellow Fever is a serious and possibly deadly viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes that causes fever, chills, headache, back and muscle aches, nausea and vomiting.