Pre-travel consultations consist of two appointments:
- The first appointment is with a registered nurse to review the traveler’s itinerary and immunization history. The traveler will be asked to complete a questionnaire regarding travel plans and health history. It is very important to bring all immunization records to this visit, including a record of all childhood immunizations.
- The second appointment is with the physician for further review of health history, and to receive prescriptions and the necessary vaccines for travel.
We recommend the initial appointment take place at least 4 to 6 weeks before departure because several weeks may be required to complete a needed vaccine series. You should telephone for your appointments two weeks before they are needed. When this is not possible we will meet your travel health needs to the extent possible.
Travel Consultations Include:
- Country-by-country analysis of your itinerary, anticipated activities, and review of your health history and previous immunizations to develop an individualized plan.
- Advice on malaria prevention and needed prescriptions. Prescriptions are filled at the traveler’s expense.
- Information and prescriptions for medications to help prevent or treat illnesses while traveling. Some medications are available for purchase at the Student Health Center.
- An individualized folder with written materials and general health hints for travelers on topics such as diarrhea, rabies, tropical diseases and issues specific to individual countries and activities.
- World Health Organization International Certificate of Vaccination
- WWU Student Health Center administration of needed vaccines on the day of your visit with the physician (if time permits) or as scheduled.