Find a Clinic
Visit a health care provider (such as a doctor, physician assistant, nurse, nurse practitioner, or pharmacist) to get any vaccines, medicines, and advice you need before your trip. Going at least 4–6 weeks before you travel is best, so that any vaccines you need have time to take effect and you have plenty of time to get vaccines that require more than one dose. (For more information, visit See a Doctor Before You Travel.)
If you are visiting several countries or countries with a variety of health risks, or if you have a pre-existing health condition, you may need to see a clinician who specializes in travel medicine. The resources below can help you find appropriate health care before your trip.
Travel Medicine Clinics
Two professional medical organizations provide directories of travel clinics in the United States:
- International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM)
- American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH)
Yellow Fever Vaccination Clinics
If your travel plans include visiting countries where yellow fever vaccination is recommended or required, visit an authorized US yellow fever vaccine center. These clinics may provide other travel vaccines as well.
Local health departments sometimes provide travel vaccinations or know which providers in your area give pre-travel care. Select a state from the list below to visit that state's health department website. Once on their website, search for your local or county health department website to find out where you can get vaccines, medicines, and advice you need before your trip.
- Page created: August 19, 2008
- Page last updated: April 04, 2014
- Page last reviewed: April 04, 2014
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