Traveling abroad can be an incredible experience. The sights, the history and the memories you take away from your trip will last a lifetime. However, it is important that before you travel, you make sure to prepare yourself to help prevent some unfortunate occurrences, such as illness and injury. Some countries have recommendations for travelers before they arrive, so it’s important to do your research and know before you go.
Before traveling abroad, here are some important topics and questions to research:
Before traveling abroad, you can arrange a travel appointment with our primary care clinicians to obtain travel counseling, travel physical exams and vaccinations required for travel. University Health Service offers:
Consider making an appointment at University Health Service four to six weeks before your trip. Please note that the cost of travel vaccinations is not included under the Health Fee, although students with the Health Fee get a discount on vaccines. Check with your health insurance plan
for details on vaccination coverage.
Call 859-323-APPT (2778) to schedule a travel appointment. Make sure that you bring a copy of your immunization record with you to your appointment so that the clinician seeing you will know which vaccines you need for your trip. If you prefer, you can
email an attachment of your vaccine record to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Immunization Records.
For more information about health and safety while traveling abroad, visit these websites:
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionCDC Travel HandoutU.S. State Department