Because several weeks may be required to complete a needed vaccine series, we recommend you come in for the initial appointment at least 4 weeks before your departure date. You should telephone for an appointment two weeks before that, if possible. When this is not possible, we will meet your travel health needs as completely as the time we have allows.
Before you travel or study abroad it’s important that you understand possible risks to your health and take appropriate precautions specific to your destination overseas. You can schedule a travel consultation at the UW Medicine Travel Clinic Hall Health Center prior to your study abroad program or any other world travel. Our travel health experts can inform you about:
Whooping cough is a very contagious cough illness. It is spread through droplets from the mouth and nose when a person with pertussis coughs, sneezes, or talks. Young infants are at highest risk for severe illness, hospitalization and death from whooping cough.
Before you travel or study abroad it is important that you understand possible risks to your health. We recommend that you take appropriate precautions specific to your destination overseas. Read more here or check out the booklet co-authored by Travel Clinic Director Anne Terry, The Guide to Healthy Travel.
We recommend that you call us six weeks in advance of traveling for an appointment and immunizations. It may take several weeks to complete a needed vaccine series.
During your appointment, you and your provider will discuss various travel issues and suggested medicines.
During a typical pre-travel consultation, the following issues related to type of travel and destination are discussed.
Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus.
The spread of hepatitis B occurs when blood from an infected person enters the body of a person who is not infected. Hepatitis B is spread in the following ways:
The following list of health topics are of particular interest for travelers. Please check out the "health topics" tab at the top for more.
Available at Hall Health Center
UW Measles Requirement
All enrolled matriculated students, and all students living in University of Washington residence halls or single-student apartments, are required to provide proof of measles (rubeola) immunity.