The Department of Health operates a comprehensive Foreign Travel Clinic that can provide all the necessary vaccinations, medications and information you need for a safe and healthy trip abroad.
During a visit to our clinic, our nurses will review your travel itinerary and health history and make recommendations for vaccines or other medications based on the destination. They will also counsel you on how to stay healthy and safe and what to do if you get sick. We also provide post-trip tuberculosis skin testing for those returning with travel-related exposures.
For more information on our foreign travel clinic, download our Travel Clinic Brochure or watch the video below.
Our staff will review your itinerary, length of stay, and current travel conditions/ advisories for your destination. We will assess the potential health risks, the need for special vaccines, immunizations or medications, and the general medical and safety concerns for your specific itinerary. We offer up-to-date information on the immunizations and medications recommended for the part of the world you’ll be visiting, including alerts issued by government agencies such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.
To prevent gastrointestinal disorders from ruining your trip, we offer education and advice on avoiding foodborne illnesses and may recommend anti-diarrhea medication. If you are traveling to one of the many tropical or subtropical countries where malaria is widespread, we will provide anti-malarial medication, education and recommendations on avoiding animal or insect-borne illnesses. Anti-malarial prescriptions require a separate appointment. We schedule these appointments back-to-back if possible.
We offer the following required/recommended foreign travel vaccines which include:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Influenza (seasonal flu)
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13)
- Polio (IP)
- Tetanus, Diptheria (Td)
- Tetanus, Diptheria, Acellular Pertussis (Tdap)
- Typhoid Fever
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- Yellow Fever *
*Yellow Fever vaccinations can only be administered with a doctor’s note stating you are not “immunocompromised.” Please bring this note with you to your appointment.
Tips for Personal Health & Safety
Based on your health history and travel plans, our staff may urge precautions with water and food, as well as careful attention to hygiene to ensure that you enjoy your trip. Protection against sexually transmitted diseases, which are commonly associated with travel, remains important wherever you go. Other precautions will depend upon destination, climate and activity.
The cost for a foreign travel consultation is $50. Prices for vaccines do vary and total cost will depend on what an individual needs. There is also an administration fee per vaccine. Charges are payable in full when services are rendered. We accept cash, debit or credit cards as payment. Travel vaccines are not always covered by insurance. However, a detailed receipt will be provided for the client to submit to their insurance should they wish to do so.
Schedule an appointment
As soon as you confirm your travel plans, schedule a visit to our Foreign Travel Clinic by calling (260) 449-7514. Ideally you should make your appointment at least 4-6 weeks before your departure date. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
The clinic is located at:
The Medical Annex
4813 New Haven Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
Be sure to bring the following with you to your appointment:
- Current immunization record
- Completed Travel Clinic Intake Form
- Your travel itinerary
- Prescription from your primary care doctor if getting the Yellow Fever vaccine
- Cash or cred/debit card for payment (no personal checks accepted)
Are you traveling with a group? Please contact us to learn about arranging a group immunization appointment outside normal business hours.