American Family Children's Hospital
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The UW Health Travel Clinic offers pre-travel counseling, immunizations and health advice for adults and children who are planning to travel abroad. The clinic is a Wisconsin State Department of Health and CDC-designated center for yellow fever vaccine.

 

The clinic also offers post-travel medical evaluations and consultation with Infectious Diseases providers. Our goal is to protect the health of travelers by providing exemplary clinical care along with specific advice and information for each traveler both prior to their trip and after their return.

 

About Travel Medicine Appointments

  • Schedule your visit at the clinic six to eight weeks prior to the start of your trip to allow your immune system to increase antibodies against the diseases against which you have been immunized and provide sufficient time for any additional issues that may arise
  • We will do a comprehensive assessment of health risks for your specific international travel.
  • You will receive counseling to minimize disease risks.
  • We will recommend and prescribe immunizations and medications for protection against communicable diseases.  

Bring to Your Appointment

  1. A detailed itinerary, including dates of travel and countries you will be entering and airport layovers.
  2. Any regions you will be visiting and specific activities (like trekking) you may be doing.
  3. A record of your previous immunizations. If you have a Certificate of International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (Yellow Card) you should bring this to your appointment.
  4. A current list of any medications.

Resources for Travelers