Vaccinations and Immunizations

Let the staff at Neighborhood Medical Center help you with your medical travel needs. We provide you with the necessary vaccines to travel to most regions. This includes documentation on the “yellow card” which is often required for international travel. We’ve got your travel needs covered, from motion sickness to jet lag and from traveler’s diarrhea to malaria. Call or come by and discuss your medical travel needs and options with one of our providers.

Travel Vaccinations/Immunizations

You may choose to complete this form online. Then print and bring to our clinic at the time of your visit. This will help reduce any wait time you may have. Thank you for taking the time to review our website where you will find a comprehensive listing of our services. Please contact us at 972-726-6464 if you would like to schedule an appointment.

Patient Information on Foreign Travel Immunizations

Immunization / Service Number in Series and Schedule Possible Side Effects
Travel Consultation Ideally 8-10 weeks prior to departure. N/A
Hepatitis A 3 injections over 6 months
Accelerated schedule:
3 doses over 2 months.
Booster one year later.
Soreness at injection site, headache, malaise.
Hepatitis B 3 injections over 6 months
Accelerated schedule:
3 doses over 2 months.
Booster one year later.
Soreness, redness, itching at injection site. Mild fatigue, fever, headache, nausea.
Influenza Possibly annually. Needed year round in the Tropics and April – September in the Southern Hemisphere. Soreness at injection site for up to 2 days. Fever, malaise and muscle pain 6-12 hours after shot, lasting 1-2 days.
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) 1 injection needed if born after 1957, with no history of measles illness, and one or no prior MMR vaccinations. Burning, stinging, pain or rash at injection site, mild-moderate fever.
Meningococcal (meningitis) 1 injection. Booster every 10 years to maintain immunity. Redness at site for 1-2 days.
Pneumococcal (pneumonia) 1 injection. Booster every 10 years to maintain immunity. Pain, swelling, and redness at injection site.
Polio 1 injection if fully immunized in childhood. Unvaccinated adults: 3 injections, 1 month apart. If limited time before travel, get additional injections upon return. Pain, swelling, and redness at site.
Tetanus/Diphtheria or Tetanus Toxoid 1 injection. Booster every 5-10 years to maintain immunity. Soreness, redness & swelling at the injection site. Pain may extend from shoulder to elbow. Fever for 1-3 days.
Typhoid Injection or Oral Typhoid 1 injection. Booster in 3 years or 4 capsules taken over 6 days. Booster in 5 years. Capsules can sometimes be difficult to locate. Nausea, abdominal pain/cramps, vomiting, fever, headache, rash. Pain, redness, and hardness at site. Fewer side effects with oral vaccine.
Varicella(Chicken Pox) Needed only If no history of chicken pox or no prior vaccine under age 13: 1 injection. Age 13 and over: 2 injections 4 – 8 weeks apart. Redness, hardness at site. Fever and chicken pox-type rash.
Yellow Fever 1 injection received at least 10 days prior to travel. Booster in 10 years. Fever, headache, muscle ache may occur 5-14 days after vaccination. Very rarely (1 : 100,000) vaccination is life-threatening.

To Reduce the Side Effects of Immunizations:

  • Apply a cold compress to the injection site if it becomes red, swollen, and/or tender.
  • Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) prior to and after immunizations to decrease fever and body aches.
  • SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION IF YOU DEVELOP HIVES AFTER RECEIVING ANY IMMUNIZATION.

Immigration Immunizations

Immigration Physicals

Each year thousands of people in our area begin the immigration process. This can be a difficult and frustrating process that requires individuals to complete many confusing forms and often wait long periods of time as they progress through the immigration system. One requirement that each applicant must complete is a medical evaluation. This must be conducted at a designated medical facility and all the appropriate immigration medical forms must be completed and signed precisely as required by government officials. The medical evaluation is straight-forward and includes; a physical, a review of the applicants medical history, an assessment of vaccine necessity and all government required lab tests. Upon completion of the medical evaluation, the immigration applicant is given a sealed envelope that contains the completed forms required to continue the immigration process. This envelope is to be presented by the applicant in its sealed form to immigration officials during the interview process.

At Neighborhood Medical Center we specialize in immigration physicals. No other office in North Texas offers our extended hours of operation (7days/night per week) and is certified to conduct U.S., Canadian and Australian physicals. We have in-house x-ray and lab draw facilities and a bilingual staff experienced in all aspects of the immigration evaluation process. We’’re here to make your immigration physical as easy as possible.

US Immigration (INS) Medical Exams in Dallas, Texas

Neighborhood Medical Center is one of the few facilities in the area that is designated to conduct U.S. and Canadian Immigration Physical evaluations.

Our bilingual staff is very experienced with INS issues and eager to help applicants through the process as quickly and easily as possible. Complete U.S. INS exam. (include TB/PPD skin test, physical examination, HIV test, all required blood work and paperwork).

(Monday – Friday) and weekends
$65.00 Adults
$55.00 Children (14 & under)