Traveling is a great way to learn more about our world and its people, but some parts of the world have diseases that aren’t here in the U.S. When traveling abroad, protect your health with effective preventative measures, such as vaccinations and prescribed medications. Learn about safety measures to prevent illness due to insect bites, food and water contamination, high altitude and other risks.
A nurse will call to review your travel plans and health history with you and schedule an appointment in our Travel Clinic. Please allow adequate time (4-6 weeks recommended) before your trip for a physician to review your vaccine and medication needs, and to ensure proper scheduling of your vaccinations (sometimes you need more than one dose to be fully protected).
During your travel assessment, be prepared to discuss the following:
Available travel vaccines:
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
The Lorain County General Health District accepts many different insurance plans; however, coverage for travel vaccines varies significantly. You must pay for all non-routine recommended vaccines that are required for travel on the day of service upon receiving the vaccines. A receipt for any insurance reimbursement purposes are available upon request. Cash, check, VISA and MasterCard are accepted for payment. Bring all of your insurance cards with you to your appointment, as well as your immunization record and a photo ID.