Travel

International Travel Clinic

Traveling within the U.S. or to other countries can be an opportunity for volunteerism or work, fun and relaxation, but also exposure to disease. Make sure you and your loved ones are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases that may be only a plane ride away.

Are you a prepared traveler? As you budget, write to-do lists, and pack, be sure to also check on your vaccination status. Travel – both within the United States and to other countries – can expose you to infectious viruses and bacteria. If you and your loved ones are not protected by up-to-date vaccinations, you are at risk of catching serious diseases.

Appointment Needed

The Immunization Clinic provides international travel information and immunizations on an appointment basis.

We recommend scheduling your appointment approximately 4-6 weeks before departure so that your body can develop antibody response to the vaccine and adequate time is available to receive multi-dose series vaccines.

During the travel appointment we will provide you with information on the correct anti-malarial medication to use for the area you are traveling. Follow up is needed with your health care provider for the written prescription.

ICHD International Travel Clinic

5303 S Cedar St.
Lansing, MI 48911
(Entrance #3 - 2nd Floor - Room 206)

*Please call to schedule an appointment 517-887-4316*

Appointment and Vaccination Fees:

  • There is a charge for the initial Travel Appointment ($63 per person). Call (517) 887-4316 for an appointment. 
  • Charges for vaccines are assessed on a per dose basis 

Insurance:

  • Most insurance companies do not cover “travel” immunizations. Be prepared to pay for your consultation ($63 per person) and immunizations on the day of your appointment 
  • It is your responsibility to know your health insurance coverage 
  • A detailed receipt will be provided for insurance reimbursement upon request 

Payment:

Payment is due at the time of service. We accept cash, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover.

*We do not accept checks for travel services*

Available Vaccines:

Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Twinrix (Hepatitis A/Hepatitis B), Immune Globulin, IPV (Polio), Influenza (Seasonal), Japanese Encephalitis, MMR, Meningococcal, Pneumococcal, Rabies, Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis, Typhim VI (Injectable), Typhoid Oral, Varicella, and Yellow Fever.

*If you are traveling to a location with malaria, you may require a prescription from your doctor. The travel clinic is unable to prescribe antimalarial drugs.

Multiple doses are needed with some travel vaccines in order to ensure full protection; therefore it is important to schedule your visit 4-6 weeks in advance. Please see a few examples listed below:

  • Japanese Encephalitis (2 dose series 28 days apart) 
  • Rabies (3 dose series completed within 21 days) 
  • Typhoid Oral (4 pills that take a week to complete and must be completed one week before you leave) 
  • Yellow Fever (Not valid until 10 days after it is given) 

*Prescription required for those 60 years of age and older needing Yellow Fever Vaccine*
**Due to delays in production, please call to consult with immunization staff regarding Yellow Fever vaccine.**

Please Bring to Your Appointment:

  • Completed registration and health appraisal forms (mailed to you prior to appointment) 
  • All vaccination records 
  • Insurance cards and photo ID 
  • Travel itinerary  

To learn more about your trip check the following website:

www.cdc.gov/travel/