Travelers Health & Immunization Service
Program Type:Medical Clinic
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A comprehensive medical and immunization service for persons traveling abroad.
Traveling to foreign destinations can present health hazards. Those hazards may be unique to the destination or common to most. An individual's health history may also impact the risk of foreign travel. The UI Health Travelers Health and Immunization Service evaluates travelers and their destinations to prepare them for foreign travel. The Service also provides after-trip assessments and treatment recommendations for those returning with travel-related exposures or illnesses.
Whether traveling for business, recreation or academic enrichment, the Travelers Health and Immunization Service can provide the necessary health services for a successful and enjoyable trip.
TO ALLOW FOR OPTIMAL VACCINE PROTECTION, SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT AT LEAST FOUR WEEKS PRIOR TO TRAVEL.
- A review of the individual's medical history to assess specific risks related to foreign travel
- Advice on safety and health risks at specific destinations based on CDC (Center for Disease Control) and WHO (World Health Organization) information
- Administration of required immunizations (including Yellow Fever, where applicable)
- Tips on avoiding or mitigating common travel illnesses
- WHO International Certificate of Vaccinations provided
- Preventive medications and treatments
- Evaluation of travelers returning with health issues related to foreign travel
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Yellow Fever
The Travelers Health and Immunization Program is part of the clinical services provided by teaching faculty of the Great Lakes Centers for Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health of the University of Illinois School of Public Health, a World Health Organization Collaborating Center. Our physicians are board certified in Occupational Medicine and have between five and 30 years experience in providing services in both public and private sectors. In addition our group includes Industrial Hygienists and Occupational Health nurses, thereby allowing for a full range of occupational health services.
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