Immunization and Travel Clinics
Immunization and Travel Clinics are provided by:
Duquesne University Health Services in collaboration with Duquesne University Center for Pharmacy Care
WHAT: Duquesne University Health Services immunization service
WHERE: Duquesne Health Services -2nd floor Union
WHEN: By appointment -Please call to schedule: 412.396.2155
WHAT: Flu vaccine Fall Semester monthly clinic
WHERE: In front of DU Health Services-2nd floor Union
WHEN: October 4, November 8,& December 12
TIME: 10AM- 2PM
WHAT: Travel Clinic
WHERE: Duquesne University Health Service- 2nd floor Union
WHEN: By appointment - Please call to schedule 412-396-2155
TIME: 8:00AM-12:00PM and 1:00-3:30PM
Pre-travel appointments must be scheduled 4 weeks ahead of intended travel and will include an assessment of what vaccines are needed, education on how to try to prevent or handle illnesses while traveling, and assistance with obtaining necessary medications. Most travel vaccines, including yellow fever, will be offered.
COMPLETE a Center for Pharmacy Care Travel Consult Form : The completed form must be delivered (Do Not E-Mail) to the Center for Pharmacy Care (2nd floor Union) 2 days in advance of scheduled physical appointment at Health Services. The pharmacist will review the form and contact you to schedule an appointment for recommendations/immunizations for your travel abroad based on the content of your completed form.
All adult vaccinations, including those for international travel, are available. The cost of a vaccine is determined by type and can be paid by check, cash, or credit card. A receipt will be provided for submission to your insurance company.
Available Vaccine List - Center for Pharmacy Care
According to the US Center for Disease Control
We are assured that, thanks to vaccines, some diseases are almost gone from the U.S. But we are also warned to immunize our children, ourselves as adults, and the elderly.
Diseases are becoming rare due to vaccinations
They are becoming rare largely because we have been vaccinating against them. It's much like bailing out a boat with a slow leak. When we started bailing, the boat was filled with water. But we have been bailing fast and hard, and now it is almost dry. But the leak hasn't stopped. Before long we'd notice a little water seeping in, and soon it might be back up to the same level as when we started.
Keep immunizing until disease is eliminated
Unless we can "stop the leak" (eliminate the disease), it is important to keep immunizing. Even if there are only a few cases of disease today, if we take away the protection given by vaccination, more and more people will become infected and will spread disease to others. Soon we will undo the progress we have made over the years.
Reference: Center for Disease Control and Prevention