Travel Medicine

Travel Medicine Specialists on Long Island

Your "One Stop Shop" For Your Travel Medicine Needs

South Shore Infectious Disease Center features world class travel medicine expertise on Long Island.

Our goal is to provide travelers with the best solution to prevent health issues associated with traveling abroad.

We take into consideration a traveler’s itinerary and devise a course of action based on that particular location, associated illnesses and epidemics, and other risk factors.

Our staff of travel medicine specialists regularly monitor government and regulatory agencies (CDC, WHO) to stay on the forefront of travel warnings and advisories.

Vaccinations We Offer

South Shore Infectious Disease Center’s Travel Medicine Specialists administer the following vaccines:

  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Zoster (Shingles)
  • Typhoid
  • Tetanus / Tetanus, Diphtheria and Acellular Pertussis (TDAP)
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • Yellow Fever
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Flu
  • Menangigocal (66 and above, 18-65)
  • MMR
  • Pneumococcol (for pneumonia), we have Prebnar-13 and Phneumovax
  • Polio
  • Twinrix (Hep A & B combined)
  • Haemophilus B

Important Requirement

If you are traveling to any of the following countries, you must see a travel medicine specialist no later than 6 weeks prior to travel:

Bangladesh, Burma Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Sri Lanka, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Dri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Western Pacific Islands.

Highly Unique Travel Medicine Services

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The following countries are where Japanese encephalitis virus has been identified:

  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Brunei*
  • Burma
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Guam
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Nepal
  • North Korea
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Phillipines
  • Russia
  • Saipan
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste

*No data but presumed to be endemic.


Yellow Fever (Africa)

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The following are countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission1

  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad2
  • Congo, Republic of the
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Congo2
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Ethiopia2
  • Gabon
  • The Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya2
  • Liberia
  • Mali2
  • Mauritania2
  • Niger2
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sudan2
  • Togo
  • Uganda

1Countries/areas where “a risk of yellow fever transmission is present,” as defined by the World Health Organization, are countries or areas where “yellow fever has been reported currently or in the past, plus vectors and animal reservoirs currently exist”.

2These countries are not holoendemic (only a portion of the country has risk of yellow fever transmission).


 Yellow Fever (South America)

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The following are countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission1
  • Argentina2
  • Bolivia2
  • Brazil2
  • Colombia2
  • Ecuador2
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • French Guiana
  • Guyana
  • Panama2
  • Paraguay
  • Peru2
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad and Tobago2
  • Venezuela2

1Countries/areas where “a risk of yellow fever transmission is present,” as defined by the World Health Organization, are countries or areas where “yellow fever has been reported currently or in the past, plus vectors and animal reservoirs currently exist”.

2These countries are not holoendemic (only a portion of the country has risk of yellow fever transmission).

Travel Medicine is a highly specialized area, most primary care physicians (PCP’s) do not have the standard vaccines readily available.

There are multiple vaccines needed for travel abroad that are not routinely used or acquired by PCP’s and require special infectious disease approval to be administered (like yellow fever, shingles vaccine).

Many of these vaccines have expiration dates, and if not checked, they get thrown out (which is not cost beneficial to PCP’s). South Shore Infectious Disease Center uses travel vaccines routinely, and our nurses keep full inventory and make sure they are administered properly.

The Process

  1. Traveler will speak to one one of our travel medicine experts to discuss their itinerary (where they will be traveling and for how long).
  2. Our travel medicine specialists will outline a course of action, including which vaccines will be necessary and at what timeframe they should be administered.

Travel Medicine Specialists

Call (631) 376-6075 or complete the form below.

Locations in Bay Shore and Syosset.