Travel Vaccinations

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Where are you going? Check the Centers for Disease Control Destinations page to see what you need to travel to different countries. For more travel advice check our own Travel Advisories page.

To get recommendations specific to YOUR trip and pricing information, call the Centralized Appointment Desk for an appointment at one of our locations listed at right: 805-981-5221.

Fees for travel services vary depending upon your need. 
Our travel vaccine recommendations are based upon your personal Itinerary, vaccination and medical history, following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.

We want you to have a safe and enjoyable trip. To be fully immunized, plan at least 3 to 4 months ahead. 

Recommended travel immunizations may include the following.

Hepatitis A vaccine Menomune vaccine
Hepatitis B vaccine Polio vaccine
Immune globulin Tetanus/Diphtheria vaccine
Malaria-prophylactic medication Typhoid vaccine
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccine  Yellow Fever vaccine*

*If you are 60 years or older, you MUST have a prescription from your doctor stating It is OK to receive a Yellow Fever Vaccine.

Find out about avoiding bed bugs when you travel.


Frequently Asked Questions about Healthy Travel


Mosquitoes
Personal protection measures should include avoiding contact with mosquitoes, particularly between dusk and dawn when most mosquitoes feed:

  • Use mosquito netting.
  • Wear clothes that cover most of the body.
  • Apply insect repellant to exposed areas of the body.
  • Use scentless body products.
  • "DEET" is considered an effective insect repellant. Up to 50% concentration can be applied to children over the age of 2 months and adults.


Food

  • All food is subject to contamination.
  • Avoid salads, uncooked fruits and vegetables.
  • Avoid unpasteurized milk and milk products, such as cheese and local ice cream.
  • Avoid consuming food and beverages from street vendors.
  • Some species of fish and shellfish can contain poisonous biotoxins even when well cooked.
  • Avoid barracuda, Red snapper, grouper, amberjack, seabass and tropical reef fish.
  • Eat food that is thoroughly cooked and still hot.
  • Eat only raw fruit that can be peeled by the traveler.

Water/Ice

Consuming local food and water is the most common source of illness for travelers. In areas where the water is not considered safe to drink, only consume the following:

  • Beverages, such as tea and coffee, made with vigorously boiled water.
  • Canned or bottled carbonated beverages, including carbonated water and soft drinks.
  • Beer and wine.

Where water may be contaminated, ice should also be considered contaminated. Remember to avoid using local water when brushing your teeth.


To purify water:

  • Boil vigorously for 3 minutes, then allow water to cool to room temperature.
  • Add tincture of iodine 2%, 5 drops per liter if water is clear, or 10 drops if water is cloudy. Allow water to stand for 30 minutes.
  • Very turbid or very cold water should be allowed to stand several hours prior to use. To ensure that Cryptosporidium is killed, water must stand for 15 hours before drinking.
  • Use tetraglycine hydroperiodide tablets (Golbaline, Potable-Aqua®). These are available at pharmacies and sporting goods stores. Follow the directions on the bottle.



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