International Travel Immunizations
Services for the international traveler are available at Richland Public Health through our International Travel Services program.
Appointments are needed. Please call 419-774-4700 and ask for the International Travel Services program.
- Immunizations for travel disease
- Education to avoid discomfort and disease
- Documentation of immunizations
- Helpful answers to your questions
Determine Your Risk
Your risk of exposure to disease and developing an illness while traveling is determined by several factors:
your current health
length of time before departure
purpose of travel
length of stay
type of accommodation
food and water sources
Yellow fever vaccination may be required for entry into certain countries. Richland Public Health has authorization from the Ohio Department of Health to administer this vaccine to anyone over nine months of age requiring the yellow fever vaccine for travel.
However, due to
What You Need To Know
If you are going to places beyond North American and Europe, you need to know about serious health risks-especially where sanitation and medical conditions are poor. Diseases such as tetanus, diphtheria, polio, measles, meningitis, typhoid, Japanese encephalitis, Zika virus, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, yellow fever, malaria, influenza, HIV and traveler’s diarrhea pose threats to the unprotected traveler.
Plan to see our international travel specialist at least 2-3 months prior to traveling. It may take that long (sometimes even longer) to receive all of the recommended vaccines. Don’t travel unprotected. PLAN AHEAD!
Food and Water Safety
Food and waterborne diseases are the number one cause of illness in travelers. Even if you are staying and eating in “better” hotels and restaurants, the risk can be present. Recognize the risks and know how to protect yourself from contaminated food and water.
The mosquito can be a threat to your health in most developing and third world countries. Soil can also be contaminated with parasites. Recognize regional environmental risks and know how to protect yourself from these threats.
Questions or Comments
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