If you are planning to study abroad, participate in research, or travel to a developing country, you are encouraged to utilize our travel clinic services. A pre-travel appointment at the travel clinic should be made 6-9 weeks prior to departing, if possible. Several vaccines need to be given at specific intervals in order to avoid adverse interactions and to provide adequate protection. During times of peak demand it may take up to 4 weeks to get an appointment with the Travel Clinic.
Note: When you schedule your appointment, please inform our staff of every country that you are planning to visit and be certain to bring your immunization records.
Services offered to travelers include:
- Individualized consultations with a travel nurse or physician for information regarding foreign travel including current recommendations from the Centers of Disease Control and International Society of Travel Medicine.
- All recommended and required immunizations and International Certificates of Vaccination
- Prescriptions and information for prevention of malaria and other illnesses
- Up-to-date, country specific health and travel advisories
- There is a fee for the visits and immunizations
Important Information for Your Appointment
- Call (805) 893-3371 to schedule your appointment for a date at least six to eight weeks before departure.
- Bring your immunization record and/or International Certificate of Vaccination ("the yellow card") with you.
- If you are planning to travel to certain countries with EAP (see below)*, you must take the online travel course in order to receive your required travel certificate. Please follow the instructions and complete the course prior to your travel appointment.
*ONLINE TRAVEL HEALTH EDUCATION CERTIFICATION COURSE IS REQUIRED FOR STUDENTS TRAVELING TO THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES WITH EAP:
- Go to https://myeap.eap.ucop.edu/travelhealth and follow the instructions for the course.
- Please allow 1 hour to complete the course. IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not exit the course at any point before its completion. You cannot save your work and exiting will cause you to have to start the course over from the beginning.
- You should have access to a printer in order to print 3 copies of your certificate at the end of the course.
- Mail one copy to UOEAP (address is on the certificate) by the designated deadline
- Bring one copy to your appointment with your travel health provider
- Save one copy for your records
After you complete the course, you must make an appointment with a travel health provider at the Student Health Center, your private insurance provider, or a local travel clinic as soon as possible to discuss recommended and required vaccinations and malaria chemoprophylaxis.
The following vaccines are available at SHS. Please click on the link and read the vaccination information Sheet for all vaccinations you plan to receive at your appointment:
Note: the following files are vaccine information sheets from the Centers for Disease Control. These PDF files will open in a new browser window.