Please consult a travel clinic at least 6-8 weeks prior to travel to find out vaccines are needed for your specific destination. Vaccines should be administered 4-6 weeks before travel in order to be effective.
- Boston Children’s Hospital: 617-355-5945 Monday 8.30 to 11 am
- Boston Medical Center: 617-414-4290 press 4
- Tufts Medical Center: 617-636-2847 M-F 8.30 am to 5 pm
- Mass General Hospital: 617-724-6588 must register as a patient prior to calling if you have never been to MGH. Call 866-211-6588
- Passport Health Cambridge: 617-307-7599
Immunizations and Service offered at most clinics:
- Yellow Fever
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Japanese Encephalitis
Travel Clinics provide complete travel medicine consultations for patients and their families. Services may include:
- All necessary and required pre-travel immunizationsincluding the more difficult to obtain vaccines like yellow fever and Japanese encephalitis, as well as more common immunizations like hepatitis A. Patients will receive the PHS 731 form (Yellow Fever Certification Card) required for entry in to some countries.
- Advice and prescriptions for avoiding infectious diseases while travelingincluding malaria prophylaxis, traveler’s diarrhea and others.
- Advice and prescriptions for environmental risksincluding high altitude travel.
- Advice for travelers with particular needsincluding diabetics, pregnant travelers, travelers taking medications that may impact travel risk (such as diuretics or proton pump inhibitors) and others.
- Advice on routine travel mattersincluding insurance, jet lag and security concerns.
Check out the www.cdc.org for travel alerts around the world