Travel Health

Services offered to travelers include:

  • Individualized consultations for information relevant to your destination.

  • 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

Travel Preparation Tips:

  • A travel appointment should be made 6- 8 weeks prior to departing.
  • During times of high volume it may take up to 4 weeks to obtain a travel appointment.
  • Bring your immunization records with you (see FAQs).
  • We must know all of your potential destination countries at the time of your visit.
  • Be prepared to receive immunization(s) on the day of your appointment.

Fees may apply for immunizations and/or visits.



International Yellow Fever vaccine shortage

Due to a temporary interruption in production of the only yellow fever vaccine (YF-Vax ®) licensed in the United States by the primary manufacturer in the world (Sanofi Pasteur), there is an international shortage of the Yellow Fever vaccine. We no longer have Yellow Fever YF-Vax ® vaccine at UCSB Student Health.

Yellow Fever vaccine is required or recommended for travel to many countries in Africa and South America-see the CDC website for more information.  If you have already had a Yellow Fever vaccine, you do not need to be re-vaccinated.

If you will be traveling to a destination where the Yellow Fever vaccine is required or recommended, and you have never had a Yellow Fever vaccination, you will be referred to Sansum Travel Clinic, (805) 898-3530, in Santa Barbara for your Yellow Fever vaccination and your travel consult. This clinic is offering Stamaril ®, another yellow fever vaccine licensed in other countries, and available in the US through an Expanded Access Investigational New Drug Application (IND) at limited locations.

INSURANCE COVERAGE

UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) will cover the cost of the travel consult (there may be a $25.00 co-pay) and the cost of the Stamaril ® and any other travel vaccines you may need for your destination country.  Please contact Kim Finegold FNP through Gateway for a referral to Sansum Travel Clinic. Ask that they submit the bill to Anthem insurance.

Those who have their own insurance should contact their insurance provider for information as to whether your travel consult and/or the Stamaril ®, vaccine will be covered.  The Yellow Fever vaccine, Stamaril ® cost at Sansum is $205.00. The travel consult visit at Sansum will be approximately $195.00.

Alternatively, you could seek vaccination with Stamaril ®, and your travel consult, at another clinic. The website listing Stamaril ® providers in the United States is https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/search-for-stamaril-clinics.

Student Health continues to do EAP Health Clearances.  We also offer travel visits for students who have already had the Yellow Fever Vaccine or will be traveling to countries that don’t require or recommend Yellow Fever Vaccine.

Announcement: Temporary Total Depletion of US Licensed Yellow Fever Vaccine Addressed by Availability of Stamaril Vaccine at Selected Clinics | Travelers' Health | CDC

http://www.sanofipasteur.us/vaccines/yellowfevervaccine