Travel Immunizations

Vaccine Information:
Vaccines are available at SHS.

Please read the vaccination information sheet for all vaccinations you plan to receive at your appointment.

Vaccine Information Sheets (VIS)

Meningitis B (Bexsero) Fact Sheet

The following vaccines are available at SHS. Before being seen in immunization clinic, please: 

Read the Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) for your desired immunization(s). You may download and read the appropriate VIS from the link(s) found below. VIS sheets are also available from the wall rack outside the Immunization Clinic in the Red Hallway. Note: the following files are vaccine information sheets from the Centers for Disease Control. These PDF files may open in a new browser window.

 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
 https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2018/infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/yellow-fever for more information.  If you have already had a Yellow Fever vaccine, you do not need to be revaccinated.

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

Gaucho Health Insurance (GHI) 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. Bring your GHI I.D. Card to the appointment with you and ask that they submit the bill to Aetna insurance.

Those who have their own private 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 will continue to do EAP Health Clearances.  We will also offer travel visits for students who have already had the Yellow Fever Vaccine or who 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

Immunizations are covered by GHI, and for others can be billed to BARC. View Price List

Once our supplies are exhausted, if you or your Travel Nurse determines that you need the Yellow Fever vaccine to accommodate your travel plans, you will be referred to Sansum Travel Clinic, (805) 898-3530, in Santa Barbara. This clinic is offering Stamaril, a French Yellow Fever vaccine that provides protection from the disease of Yellow Fever.  You will also need to have your travel visit performed by Sansum.  If you have GHI insurance, please contact your PCP or our Travel Clinic for a referral to Sansum. At this time, GHI is not covering the cost of this vaccine which, according to Sansum, is $205.00. The travel consult at Sansum will be $100.00-200.00. Please check with your insurance advisor to see how much of this cost would be covered by your insurance.

Student Health will continue to do EAP Health Clearances and travel visits for students who have already had the Yellow Fever Vaccine or will be traveling to countries that don’t require to 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