Walgreens is now offering expanded travel health services, including immunizations and consultations, to support the nearly 60 million annual planned trips by U.S. residents venturing outside the country.
“Our pharmacists frequently interact with patients as they plan travel, and this is another way we can provide personalized services to help them best prepare and stay well while abroad,” said Jack Cantlin, Walgreens divisional VP, retail clinical services. “In addition to immunizations, there’s a lot of pertinent health information people need when traveling to other parts of the world. By expanding our travel health services and spending more time with patients, Walgreens can serve as a convenient resource for all international travel needs.”
Walgreens travel health consultations are private appointments tailored to each individual’s personal medical history, travel destination and other informational needs. Consultations include travel itinerary review and recommendations on immunizations, prescription refills and over-the-counter medications. Patients can select between a 15-minute consultation or the 30-minute consultation inclusive of immunization and medication refill recommendations, a personalized travel health report and development of reference and vaccination documentation required for travel in a number of countries. Prices for consultations vary and start at $19.99.
Travel health consultations and immunizations are available at select stores during pharmacy hours with a scheduled appointment. Pharmacists use published travel guidelines that are updated daily to provide travel health information.
Travel immunizations are widely available at more than 5,000 Walgreens stores in 41 states. Full travel consultations, which can include immunizations and other services, are currently offered at 1,500 locations, Walgreens reported.
Travelers also can schedule an appointment for travel immunization only. Walgreen' suite of travel immunizations includes Hepatitis A and B, Japanese encephalitis, polio, rabies, typhoid and Yellow fever.