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.

We Provide

  • 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

  • geographical destination

  • itinerary

  • purpose of travel

  • length of stay

  • type of accommodation

  • food and water sources

Yellow Fever

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 limited supply of yellow fever vacine in the United States, you will need to contact Richland Public Health at 419-774-4700 or the CDC website for location of availability.

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.

Start Early

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.

Environmental Safety

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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