Immunizations

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, like Hepatitis B, may require multiple doses over a six-month period. Additionally, some vaccines, such as yellow fever, must be received within a certain time period before departure


The Travel Medicine Clinic offers the following vaccines:

  • Hepatitis A for children and adults
  • Hepatitis B
  • 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
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (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 (chicken pox)
  • Yellow fever (when available)
  • Other routine vaccinations, if needed