Vaccines may be recommended to protect travelers from illnesses present in other parts of the world and to prevent the importation of infectious diseases across international borders. Which vaccinations you need depends on a number of factors including your destination, whether you will be spending time in rural areas, the season of the year you are traveling, your age, health status, and previous immunizations.
Appointments Made Before Traveling
Ideally, an appointment should be made four to six weeks prior to travel, since most vaccines take time to become effective in your body and some vaccines must be given in a series over a period of days or sometimes weeks. However, if it is less than four weeks before you leave you may still receive disease protection.
Immunizations are provided by appointment only. Free consultations are available in three convenient clinic locations. Depending on the destination, needed immunizations may include:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
- Meningitis (meningococcus)
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis
- Yellow Fever
- Malaria Prophylaxis