• Travel Medicine
  • Travel Medicine for Children and Adults Traveling Internationally

    We offer advice on travel-related concerns, including vaccinations

    Texas Children’s Travel Medicine Clinic provides vaccines required to enter foreign countries and those recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. Certain recommended vaccines may help families reduce the risk of acquiring illnesses during international travel, including travel for international adoption. Our physicians offer family-centered care, providing advice and treatment for the whole family. 

    In addition to vaccinations, the clinic staff offers advice on travel-related concerns, including:

    • Medications to prevent malaria
    • Methods to prevent insect bites
    • Preparation of safe drinking water
    • Preventing altitude and motion sickness
    • Counseling for families with underlying medical conditions that may increase the risk of acquiring infections.

    Vaccines available

    Families should schedule visits at least one month prior to travel. Some vaccines, such as Hepatitis A, take several weeks to take effect while others may require multiple doses. The yellow fever vaccine must be received at least 10 days prior to departure. The travel medicine clinic offers the following vaccinations:

    • Hepatitis A for adults and children
    • Immune globulin (protection against Hepatitis A for infants 12 months and younger)
    • Twinrix (a Hepatitis A and B combination vaccine for people 18 and over)
    • Influenza for adults and children
    • Japanese encephalitis
    • MMR
    • Meningococcal vaccines for students entering college and those traveling to high-risk areas
    • Polio
    • Rabies
    • Typhoid
    • Tetanus, Diphtheria and Acellular Pertussis combination vaccine (recommended since 2006 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
    • Varicella
    • Yellow fever (our clinic is one of the few designated sites in Houston where the yellow fever vaccine is available)

    Visiting the Clinic

    Before you visit our clinic for your appointment, please review the following information:

    • Please save the personal data form to your computer.
    • Complete and save the required information.
    • Fax the form to Denise Wilson, RN, (fax number 832-825-1281), along with a copy of your immunization record.
    • Once both documents have been received, you will be contacted to make your appointment.
    • The clinic accepts cash and credit cards. All patients will be evaluated by a physician at no additional charge during the appointment. Group discounts are available for families and school groups. Discounts are available for Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine employees. 
    Our TeamAll our physicians are board certified in Pediatrics or Family Medicine and have years of experience in International Medicine. 
    Chief of ServiceMary E. Paul, MD
    Clinic PhysiciansSaeed Ahmed, MD
    Susan Gillespie, MD
    Maria H. Kim, MD
    Anna Mandalakas, MD
    Elizabeth Montgomery, MD
    NursesMary S. Johnson
    Denise Wilson, RN
    Administrative LiasonTess Guerrero
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