4905 Old Orchard Center, Lower Level Skokie, IL 60077 847-679-6707

Travel Medicine & Injections

Travel health consultations

We can provide travel health consultations to discuss and review any necessary vaccines and prescriptions. Please notify us approximately 2-3 months prior to international travel so that we offer appropriate travel healthcare recommendations.

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Vaccines/Therapeutic Injections

We can provide and administer therapeutic injections including routine B12 and testosterone injections for patients who are found to be deficient. We also provide patient education and teaching for use of injections required for diabetic treatment.

Vaccines are an essential way to immunize us against many debilitating and potentially deadly diseases. They are very beneficial to our health with low risks of side effects for most patients. Some injections are designed to confer protection against common but dangerous illnesses, while others are instead intended to boost the immune system and treat certain diseases. The recommended injections include:

Pneumonia Vaccines

Two vaccines, Prevnar (PCV 13) and Pneumovax (PPSV 23), are used in combination for the prevention of pneumonia. It is recommended for those in the highest risk categories, including all children under the age of 5, all adults over the age of 65, and sometimes in adults under 65 who smoke, have asthma or a chronic medical condition compromising the immune system.

Influenza Vaccine

This vaccine is aimed at the prevention of seasonal influenza, a common virus that can cause fever, muscle aches, headaches and even death. The influenza vaccine must be taken annually each fall because it only confers immunity to the strains of the flu that research suggests will surface that season. It is recommended for everyone except babies under the age of six months.

Shingles Vaccine

This vaccine is a one time injection recommended for all adults over 50 or sooner for anyone who has had shingles, which is a painful rash caused by the same varicella virus that causes chicken pox.

Tetanus Vaccine

This vaccine is given in 2 forms, the Td (Tetanus-Diphtheria alone) or Tdap (in combination with a vaccine for Pertussis, or whooping cough) and is recommended for adults every 10 years to maintain immunity or after a potential exposure to tetanus.

MMR

This vaccine is given in childhood for immunity against measles, mumps and rubella. It can sometimes be necessary to re-vaccinate as an adult.

Other

We also offer Hepatitis A and B, and Meningitis vaccines.