Vaccinations for Overseas Travel

Vaccinations are an important part of ensuring your health and safety overseas, and requirements vary greatly, depending on your length of stay and exact destination. Plan ahead! Find out whether the countries you plan to visit require specific vaccinations and whether vaccinations or medications such as malaria-prevention medication are recommended well in advance of your trip.

The following list should help you prepare for your vaccinations:

  • Begin inoculation procedures as soon as possible. Some shots must be administered in a series over a period of time.
  • Call weeks in advance to make an appointment.
  • Bring your immunization records, if available.
  • Call your health insurance company to see if any inoculations are covered.

Where to Get Immunizations and Travel Health Advice

University Health Service Travel Health Services
207 Fletcher Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1050

  • Open to University of Michigan-affiliated people only
  • Schedule your appointment at least 6-8 weeks before departure
  • Complete a brief online travel health education program before scheduling an appointment, unless you are traveling to a low health risk destination

University Hospital Travel Immunization Service
3119 Taubman Center
1500 East Medical Center

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