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International Travel Clinic

International Travel Clinic

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. 

Get started:

  1. Click to download the following: Travel History Form
  2. Fill out and print the form.
  3. Mail or drop off: Lorain County Public Health, 9880 S. Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH 44035, OR
    Fax: 440-322-0911

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:

  • Duration of your trip (date of departure and return).
  • Countries you will visit and the time spent in each.
  • Cities and regions you will visit in each country (health risks can vary within countries).
  • Types of places where you will stay (e.g. hotels, private homes).
  • Where you will eat your meals and get water to drink.
  • Types of activities during your trip (e.g. sightseeing, hiking, healthcare mission).
  • Your medical history (e.g. medications, allergies, chronic conditions)
  • Vaccines already received.  Be sure to bring your vaccine record to your appointment.

Available travel vaccines:

Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Japanese Encephalitis
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
Yellow Fever


Lorain County Public Health 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.