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The UHS Travel Clinic provides health evaluations and travel advice to students planning to travel abroad or who are returning from international travel. It is important to evaluate your travel risk if you are:
- Studying abroad
- Participating in an overseas mission or volunteer program
- Completing certificates for global health, environmental health, or engineering
- Planning an international adventure or vacation
- Visiting friends or relatives in another country
Pre-Departure To-Do List
- Complete the Travel Tutorial. The tutorial takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete.
- Review your current vaccinations. If your UHS record is not up to date, check with your childhood and/or current healthcare provider to obtain records. Update your UHS record by logging into MyUHS.
- Check with your insurance to determine if travel vaccinations are covered and to determine the most appropriate place to obtain these vaccinations.
Make an appointment
Appointments should be scheduled at least one to two months prior to your departure date. Some vaccinations, for example, need to be administered more than one month before travel.
Schedule an appointment with a travel specialist for one of the following three types of appointments:
This appointment is recommended if you are familiar with international travel and will be traveling to developed countries with minimal risk for traveler’s diarrhea, malaria, or other mosquito transmitted infection. Such countries include Canada, Western Europe, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Australia, and New Zealand.
On occasion, there are national shortages on certain vaccines. Currently, there is a shortage of Yellow Fever (YF) vaccine. UHS has limited quantities of these vaccines so please call to verify availability prior to scheduling an appointment to receive your immunization."
Travel consultation and vaccinations
This appointment is recommended if you need country-specific recommendations, vaccinations, and prescription medications.
Completion of forms, physical exam, travel consultation, and vaccination
This appointment includes completion of forms and/or a physical examination required for some international university programs or Visa applications, as well as country-specific recommendations, vaccinations, and prescription medications for travel. There is an additional cost associated with this appointment.
The following vaccinations are available from UHS, most for an extra fee:
- Hepatitis A*
- Hepatitis B*
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)*
- Influenza (Flu)
- Japanese Encephalitis*
- Meningococcal Vaccine*
- Pneumococcal Vaccine*
- Rabies, pre-exposure*
- Varicella (Chickenpox)*
- Yellow Fever*
*denotes extra fee
Post-travel appointments are recommended for students with the following concerns:
- Illness or fever within three months after returning
- Possible exposure to a potentially serious infectious disease while traveling
- Spent more than three months in a developing country
M, T, Th, F: 8:30am-5pm
333 E Campus Mall, 6th floor