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International Travel Shots
The Volusia County Health Department offers immunizations for international travel at the Daytona Beach, DeLand, Deltona and New Smyrna Beach Clinics.
Please call ahead if Yellow Fever vaccine is needed due to limited supplies.
- Plan weeks ahead for your trip by allowing enough time for your immunization requirements
- Bring all immunization and travel records with you
- Advise the nurse of any known allergies, previous reactions, pregnancy or breast feeding status
Vaccinations for International Travel Immunizations Vaccine Schedule Recommended
Hepatitis A 2 shots #1 day 0 and #2 in 6 months yes Younger than 2 years Hepatitis B 3 shots #1 day 0; #2 in 30 days; #3 6 months from #1 yes allergy to yeast, pregnancy/breastfeeding Twinrix 3 shots #1 day 0; #2 in 30 days; #3 6 months from #1 yes allergy to yeast, pregnancy/breastfeeding Tetanus 1 every 5 years yes previous reactions to vaccine Typhoid 1 every 2 years at risk areas previous reactions to vaccine Yellow fever* 1 every 10 years at risk areas eggs, pregnancy, breast feeding, previous reaction Polio series of 3 or 1 adult booster at risk areas sensitive to neomycin or streptomycin Meningitis every 2 years if at risk close contact in new environment pregnancy, acute illness, sensitivity to thimerosal Flu every year yes eggs, previous reaction Pneumonia as indicated yes Rabies consult nurse if at risk MMR* series of 2 plus 1 as adult yes pregnancy, acute illness *live vaccine
- Obtain prescription from your personal physician or walk-in clinic for malaria.
- Use protective clothing and DEET.
- Make sure your medical insurance covers international travel and air lift to U.S.. Take adequate supplies of medications.
- Leave valuables at home.
- Use safe water (bottled or boiled) for hygiene and recreation.
- Protect your personal travel documents.
- When it comes to food and beverages if you can not cook it, boil it, peel it then forget it. Use caution when using ice.
- Avoid contacts with animals.
- Wash hands frequently with suitable water supply or use an alcohol based gel.
Additional information can be obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website - What You Need to Know About Vaccinations and Travel: A Checklist
Page last updated: 09/13/12