The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department’s Travel Vaccination Clinic will offer vaccinations to assist travelers during international travel.
The Travel Vaccination Clinic is the only locally authorized and designated CDC Yellow Fever Vaccination Center in the Ohio Valley area.
Yellow Fever is the only vaccine currently required for international travel, but there may be other immunizations that are recommended. 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.
The health department can help you have a safer and more enjoyable trip. 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. Large groups who are traveling together or to the same destination (such as church groups, clubs or schools) can schedule an appointment together and receive a reduced fee for sharing vaccine costs (applies to specific vaccines).
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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that some travelers consider being vaccinated against the flu. 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, Cholera and Polio.
For more information contact the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department at 304.234.3682.