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Vaccines and Medicines

Prepare travelers to the United States with recommendations for vaccines and medications.


  Recommendations Transmission Guidance
Routine vaccines

Recommended for all travelers


Immunization schedules

Hepatitis A

Consider for most travelers; recommended for travelers at higher risk (e.g. visiting smaller cities, villages, or rural areas where exposure might occur through food or water; or prone to "adventurous eating")

Fecal-oral route (contaminated food and water)

Person-to-person contact

Hepatitis A (Yellow Book)

Dosing info

Hepatitis B

Consider for most travelers; recommended for those who might be exposed to blood or other body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident).

Contact with blood and other body fluids:

  • Unprotected sex
  • Injection drug use
  • Contaminated transfusions
  • Exposure to human blood
  • Contaminated tattoo and piercing equipment

Hepatitis B (Yellow Book)

Dosing info


Recommended for the following groups:

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that might bring them into direct contact with bats and other mammals (such as adventure travelers and cavers).
  • Those with occupational risks (such as wildlife professionals and researchers).

Mammal bites (bats and other carnivores). Canine rabies is not present.

Rabies (Yellow Book)



Patient Counseling

Counsel your patients on actions they can take on their trip to stay healthy and safe.

Eat and drink safely

Know how to get medical care while traveling



Healthy Travel Packing List

Remind your patients to pack health and safety items. Use the Healthy Travel Packing List for United States for a list of health-related items they should consider packing.



Travel Health Notices

There are no notices currently in effect for United States.



Advising Returning Travelers

Although some illnesses may begin during travel, others may occur weeks, months, or even years after return. A history of travel, particularly within the previous 6 months, should be part of the routine medical history for every ill patient. A newly returned, ill international traveler should be preferentially evaluated by a physician versed in travel-related illness.

Here are two professional medical organizations that provide directories of travel clinics throughout the United States:

For more information on advising patients after international travel, see Yellow Book Chapter 5: Post-Travel Evaluation.


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