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Vaccinations and Health Preparation

It is important to research the health and safety concerns of your host country. Before you go, Gallaudet recommends consulting with your family doctor or with Student Health Services to find out about specific immunizations you may be required to have before entering your host country or countries in which you wish to travel.

A record of all immunizations you have gotten should be taken with you when you travel. Any immunization should be recorded with the officially approved stamp on the yellow form titled, “International Certificate of Vaccination,” as Approved by the World Health Organization. Forms or cards that are not properly stamped are not accepted by health authorities in many countries.

Since many immunizations require more than one visit to a clinic or cannot be taken together, you should plan appointments in advance. If you plan to travel to multiple countries, check the health requirements for all the countries you will be visiting. In most cases, health risks will be very similar to what you would experience in your own country. There are however, some countries or regions for which you may require additional immunizations, or where you may need to take additional precautions for the handling and consumption of certain foods and/or water.

Using the link below you can figure out what vaccinations or immunizations you may need. If you determine that you do need to get some vaccinations or immunizations, you can use the links below to find a travel health clinic. 

Find a travel health clinic:

Click here to use the CDC traveler website and find out which vaccines you will need