Travel vaccines are essential for international travel to many locations outside of the United States. Some countries even require vaccines like yellow fever or covid to enter the country. There are several resources you can use to find out what vaccines you may need for your trip:
Consult the CDC or WHO destination page for the country you are interested in. At Away Clinic we follow CDC guidelines and recommendations.
Call Away Clinic using the phone number at the top of the page. We will be more than happy to let you know over the phone what vaccines you need as long as one of our travel health nurses is available to take the call. If not, we'll call back.
Inquire with whoever is arranging your trip (study abroad program, tour guide, non-profit, etc.)
A few quick tips:
It's a good idea to be up-to-date on all your routine (childhood) immunizations and covid vaccine/boosters.
Yellow fever, typhoid and Japanese encephalitis are the vaccines we administer most often.
If you are visiting a country closer to the equator or with undeveloped sanitation infrastructure, shots are more likely necessary.
There is no vaccine for malaria in the U.S. but you may also need malaria pills depending on where you go.
Try to get your travel vaccines 6 to 8 weeks out if you can. But if not, the most important thing is to get them. We frequently accommodate last minute travelers.
Travel clinics like Away Clinic are ideal for travel vaccines because we provide much greater convenience and knowledge than you can get elsewhere. Most non-travel clinics that say they have travel vaccines don't really offer them. CVS for example frequently refers travelers to us.