The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department’s Travel Vaccination Clinic offers vaccinations to assist travelers during international travel. The Travel Vaccination Clinic is the only locally designated CDC Yellow Fever Vaccination Center in the Ohio Valley area. Although most travel vaccines are ordered per traveler, the health department stocks some vaccines throughout the year. The health department also receives updates about the health climate worldwide from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yellow Fever is the only vaccine currently required for international travel, but there may be other immunizations that are recommended. COVID-19 vaccinations may also be required for some international designations. Staff will review your health and immunization history, as well as your travel plans, and assess your risk for acquiring vaccine-preventable diseases and administer the vaccines needed to protect you from these diseases. Travel immunizations and health information for foreign travel are available by appointment only through the travel clinic. Charges for immunizations vary and are subject to change. To help prevent illness while away, the health department recommends that visitors to foreign countries check to see what vaccines or preventatives are required before traveling. The Travel Vaccination Clinic is by appointment and many vaccination series take several weeks to complete for full efficacy. Call 4-6 weeks prior to your trip to make an appointment with the Travel Clinic. The following vaccines are commonly recommended for travelers to certain areas: Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td), Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap), Typhoid, Yellow Fever, Meningococcal, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR), Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies, Varicella, Cholera and Polio. The clinic can also do Malaria prescriptions for travelers who are going to areas of the globe with Malaria. For more information contact the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department at 304.234.3682 or visit our website at www.ohiocountyhealth.com.
Health Department International Travel Vaccination Clinic
Thursday, May 19, 2022