An extensive travel program is available to serve student employees, faculty and staff who are traveling abroad. At the time of the consultation, comprehensive information specific to destinations will be reviewed and immunizations and prescriptions will be given, as appropriate.

Appointments with the Occupational Health Nurse are encouraged at least 4 weeks before departure, since it takes time to attain immunity. Some immunizations may require a series, for optimal effectiveness.



Occupational Health Services maintains membership in the International Society of Travel Medicine. International Certificates of Vaccination and other documentation required for your travel are available at OHS.

*Please bring your vaccine records to the travel consultation visit, if available.*


Work-related travel:

Fees are covered under the Occupational Medicine program for faculty, staff, or student employees venturing abroad. When necessary, a consultation with the Occupational Medicine physician would also be provided at no cost. Certain services that are not required or recommended may be billed to a department index number.

Preparing for your appointment

  • Please schedule your appointment well in advance. Some immunizations are given in a series over a period of time and may take up to six months to complete.
  • Bring records of all previous immunizations.
  • Bring your detailed travel itinerary in the order of destinations, dates and length of stay in each location.
  • Be prepared to discuss any illnesses you have and medications you are taking.


  • International Certificates of Vaccination and other documentation required for your travel through the International Society of Travel Medicine membership.
  • Assessment of immunization and health-related needs based on your itinerary and personal health history.
  • Information on prevention and treatment of commonly encountered health problems in the area of the world you plan to visit.
  • Advice on what to do in a medical emergency.
  • Suggestions for personal travel medical kit.
  • Prescription medications, when appropriate, for prevention or treatment of travel-related illnesses such as traveler's diarrhea, malaria, motion sickness and altitude illness.
  • Resources for additional information as needed. Travel Checklist (PDF)


Currently, vaccine protection is offered for the several conditions. Please see the CDC website for more information.

Travel to Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand:

Although no immunizations are required for direct travel from the US to countries in Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, it is recommended that travelers be current with their Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, and Measles/Mumps/Rubella immunizations. Vaccinations such as Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A are also highly recommended.:

Travel health online

To gain an overall understanding of matters related to travel health, please check Travel Health Online in advance, before your appointment. You may also consult the U.S. Foreign Travel Advisory and Warnings and review any public announcements and country sanctions.


OFAC Sanction Programs Information

Travel Warnings and Alerts