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Travel Related Vaccinations

Immunizations Required for Travel

  • Immunizations required for foreign travel are administered at SHS by registered nurses and stored per manufacturers’ instructions.
  • There will be fees charged for these immunizations. 
  • Please see the Immunization Fee List / Receipt for the fees charged

Typhoid fever

Typhoid fever and typhoid-related diseases are bacterial infections of the digestive tract caused by Salmonella typhi.   Two vaccines are available to protect against typhoid, the injectable vaccine lasts for two years and an oral live vaccine that lasts for five years.   Neither of these vaccines are 100% effective so travelers should use careful precautions with food and beverages.   The injectable vaccine is available at Student Health Services for a fee.  A prescription can be written for the oral vaccine.   Immunity can take weeks to develop so individuals should plan accordingly.

Yellow fever

Yellow fever is an arboviral disease transmitted by mosquitoes.  WHO (World Health Organization) estimates that yellow fever causes 200,000 cases and 30,000 deaths each year.  It occurs in sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America.  Yellow Fever Vaccine (YF-VAX®) is an injectable, attenuated, live-virus vaccine that has nearly 100% efficacy. This vaccine is available at Student Health Services for a fee.  A yellow fever certificate can be issued at the time of immunization.

Polio

Polio is a viral disease spread by fecal-oral or oral-oral (respiratory) contact. Polio continues to occur in many developing countries, particularly in Africa and the Indian sub-continent, and, to a lesser degree, Indonesia and the Arabian Peninsula.  A booster is recommended for certain areas where polio is occurring. The Polio vaccine is available for a fee at local pharmacies. Please inquire during your travel consultation about where to obtain this vaccination if recommended for your trip.

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