Travel Clinic

Immunizations

The international Travel Clinic offers a complete line of immunizations to protect you while traveling abroad. The most appropriate immunizations and travel medications will be recommended based on your destination, duration of travel, activities, and medical conditions.  Please see the list below for descriptions of each immunization and prices*.

*Administration fee is $64.00 per injection.

** Prices are approximate and subject to change.  Please call for most up-to-date prices. **




Hepatitis A Vaccine

Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus. The virus is spread by close contact with someone who has the infection or by eating contaminated food or water. Receiving the vaccine can prevent Hepatitis A. People traveling or working in countries with high rates of Hepatitis A should receive the vaccine. Two doses of the vaccine given at least 6 months apart are needed for lasting protection.

Cost:  Adult $112.00    Children (under 18) $58.10 

Combined Hepatitis A&B $151.00

*** Prices shown are per dose


Hepatitis B Vaccine

Hepatitis B may cause acute illness or long-term illness that leads to liver damage. Hepatitis B can be spread through contact with blood or body fluids of an infected person. Hepatitis B vaccine can prevent Hepatitis B. People who should receive this vaccine include: everyone 18 years of age and younger, adults who have more than 1 sex partner, men who have sex with men, injection drug users, health care workers, anyone who may be exposed to infected blood/body fluids, and travelers who plan on living or working in certain countries for > 6 months. The immunization series consists of 3 shots.

Cost:    Adult $98.30    Children (under 18) $36.00

Combined Hepatitis A&B $151.00

*** Prices shown are per dose


Haemophilus influenzae Type B (Hib)

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) is a bacteria that may cause meningitis and other severe bacterial infections primarily among infants and children. This vaccine is recommended for children under the age of 5.

Cost: Call for availability.


Influenza Vaccine

Influenza is a serious disease that is caused by a virus that spreads from infected persons to the nose or throat of others. People of any age can get influenza. The risk of exposure to influenza during international travel varies depending on the time of year and destination. Travelers should receive the vaccine before travel if:

  • The influenza vaccine was not received during the preceding fall or winter
  • Travel is planned to the tropics
  • Travel is planned with large groups of tourists at any time of year, or
  • Travel is planned to the Southern Hemisphere from April through September.

Cost: Adults & Children $32.31 (ADMIN FEE INCLUDED)


Japanese Encephalitis (JE)

JE is a mosquito-borne viral encephalitis in Asia. This vaccine may be recommended to people who plan to live in areas where JE is endemic or for travelers who plan activities in rural, farming areas in endemic regions. The primary immunization series consists of 2 shots.

Cost:   Adult $374.00   

*** Prices shown are per dose


Meningococcal Vaccine

Meningococcal disease is a bacterial infection caused by Neisseria Meningitides. This bacteria can cause life-threatening meningitis. Receiving the meningococcal vaccine can decrease the risk of acquiring this infection. This vaccine is recommended for travelers going to certain parts of sub-Saharan Africa, pilgrims attending the annual Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia and college students living in dorms or crowded apartments.

Cost:  $164.00


Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)

Measles, Mumps and Rubella are serious infections. The MMR vaccine can prevent these diseases. 2 doses of MMR should be received during childhood. Adults born after 1956 who have not received 2 doses of MMR should receive one dose prior to travel. Pregnant women should wait until after they have given birth to receive this vaccine. Women should not get pregnant for one month after getting the MMR vaccine.

Cost:  Adults & Children $97.90


Pneumococcal Vaccine

Pneumococcal disease is a serious disease that may cause meningitis, pneumonia, ear infections and blood infections. There are 2 different vaccines to prevent this infection.

  • Pneumococcal Polysaccharide vaccine: Recommended for all adults 65 years of age or older and people over 2 years of age who are immunocompromised or have chronic medical conditions.
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine: Recommended for all children under 2 years of age. This vaccine may be recommended for certain groups of children between 2 and 5 years of age.

Cost:  Adults & Children $70.80


Polio Vaccine

Polio is a disease caused by a virus that enters the body through the mouth. Sometimes it causes paralysis. The inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) can prevent polio. Most people receive the polio vaccine when they are children. Adults who were vaccinated as children but who are traveling to areas of the world where polio is present or are healthcare workers should receive a booster dose of IPV.

Cost:  Adults & Children $53.20


Rabies Vaccine

Rabies is a viral infection of the brain transmitted by infected saliva. The virus usually enters the body through an animal bite. Dogs are the main reservoir of infection in developing countries. Pre-exposure vaccine may be recommended to some international travelers depending on their individual risk of acquiring rabies. The risk of rabies is highest in parts of Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. Pre-exposure rabies vaccine requires 3 doses.

Costs: $330.00

*** Price shown is per dose


Tetanus/Diphtheria Vaccine (Td)


Tetanus is caused by bacteria that enter the body through a cut or wound. Diphtheria spreads from an infected person to the nose or throat of others. People who have received at least 3 doses of Td during their lifetime need a Td booster every 10 years.

Cost:  Adult $42.10   

Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis Vaccine (Tdap)

Whooping cough – known medically as pertussis – is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection. Although it initially resembles an ordinary cold, whooping cough may eventually turn more serious. The best way to prevent it is through vaccinations. The childhood vaccine is called Dtap. The whooping cough booster vaccine for adolescents and adults is called Tdap. Both protect against whooping cough, tetanus and diphtheria. All adults should get a booster dose of Td every 10 years. Adults under 65 who have never gotten Tdap should substitute it for the next booster dose.

Cost: $169.00


Typhoid Fever Vaccine

Typhoid fever is a life threatening illness that may be acquired through contaminated food and water. The typhoid fever vaccines can reduce the risk of developing this infection. Travelers who are spending time in regions where food and water precautions are recommended should receive this vaccine. There are two different typhoid fever vaccines available.

  •  ViCPS: Single dose injection. Allows for 2 years of protection
  •  Ty21a: Oral vaccine (no needles). Allows for 5 years of protection.

Pills must be kept refrigerated. One pill is taken every other day for a total of 4 doses. It cannot be taken within two weeks of taking antibiotics. This vaccine should not be administered to pregnant women or people who are immunocompromised.

Cost:  Injection $87.60   Oral $71.50 (NO ADMIN FEE)


Varicella Vaccine (Chickenpox)

Chickenpox is caused by a virus that can be spread from person to person through the air or by contact with fluid from chickenpox blisters. The chickenpox vaccine can prevent chickenpox. This vaccine is recommended for children older than 12 months and adults if they have never had chickenpox.

Cost:  Adults & Children $153.30


Yellow Fever Vaccine

Yellow fever is a mosquito borne viral disease that may cause severe hepatitis and hemorrhagic fever. This disease is preventable by a safe and effective vaccine. The vaccine is recommended and may be required for travel to certain areas of South America and Africa. Reactions to this vaccine are mild. This vaccine should not be administered to pregnant women, people who are immunocompromised or people with an egg allergy.

Cost:  Adults & Children $130.00


Zostavax Vaccine (Shingles)

Shingles is a painful localized skin rash often with blisters that is caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV), the same virus that causes chickenpox. Anyone who has had chickenpox can develop shingles because VZV remains in the nerve cells of the body after the chickenpox infection clears and VZV can reappear years later causing shingles. Shingles most commonly occurs in people 50 years old or older, people who have medical conditions that keep the immune system from working properly, or people who receive immunosuppressive drugs.

This vaccine is recommended for people 60 year old or older.

Cost:  Adults $284.00