Logo
Quick Links
Home Care
Hospice
Private Duty
Bath Aides
HomeSight
Travel Health
Fall Prevention
BP Screenings
Telehealth
Volunteers
Flu Clinics
Donations
Special Events
 
 
 
 
TEXT SIZE
Decrement Text Size Increase Text Size

Sarah Minervino, RN, CHPN, Immunization Nurse

 

“I have been extremely impressed with VNA Northwest’s Travel Health Clinic. During my preparation for a medical mission trip to Zambia, Africa, I received a customized care plan that included all of my necessary immunizations. It was so comforting to know that the agency’s immunization coordinator had it all under control and knew just what I needed." – Waterbury

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I schedule an appointment?
For best results we recommend at least 4 -6 weeks prior to departure.

Why should I visit a travel health clinic?
For every 100,000 people who journey to developing countries:

  • 75,000 will experience some type of health problem
  • 30,000 or more will contract traveler’s diarrhea
  • Approximately 10,000 travelers (1 traveler in 10) – will become sick enough to seek medical attention during or after the trip

Top 10 travel tips:

  1. Get advice from a travel health professional.
  2. Let your body adjust once you arrive.
  3. Protect yourself from disease bearing insects.
  4. Never go barefoot… even on the beach.
  5. Make sure your water is purified.
  6. Consume only well-cooked food.
  7. Fruit or veggies? Wash it, peel it, or forget it!
  8. Prefill your prescriptions, as they may not be available at your destination.
  9. Don’t swim in rivers, lakes or streams.
  10. Choose means of transportation carefully.
 
 
 
Areas we serve:
Bantam, Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Cornwall, Colebrook, Falls Village, Goshen, Harwinton, Kent, Lakeville, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford,
New Milford, New Preston, Norfolk, Northfield, North Canaan, Plymouth, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Terryville, Thomaston, Torrington,
Warren, Watertown, Washington, Washington Depot, West Cornwall, Winchester, Winsted, Woodbury