Check health requirements & make an appointment for pre-travel care
- What are the health requirements for the country I am visiting?
- Do I have the necessary pre-travel immunizations to the country I will be visiting?
- Where can I get pre-travel immunizations?
- Do you have enough prescription drugs while you're traveling?
- What if I need prescription medication while abroad?
- Other Resources
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides country specific information on this.[back to top]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides country specific information for immunizations.[back to top]
Some pharmacies such as Fred Meyer and Safeway, carry limited vaccination for international travel. Safeway provides the following service:
- Obtain a form at the Safeway Pharmacy department.
- Fill out a form indicating the countries you will visit.
- The form is submitted to the Safeway Pharmacist.
- The Safeway Pharmacist will make recommendations on the types of immunization/drugs and vaccines recommended for the country/countries prior to your international travel
- Also check with your primary care doctor for any health related issues and recommendations prior to traveling.
Before you leave, it's very important to make sure that you have plenty of medications - both prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications to take with you. Here are some tips preparing your medications prior to your departure.[back to top]
You may visit local pharmacists to refill your prescription medications, or Contact Assist America 1-301-656-4152[back to top]
- U.S. Dept. of State: Tip for traveling abroad: Medications
- Advisories related to health issues are available at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and World Health Organization (WHO).
- Assist America (1-301-656-4152) or Worldrisk (1-713-260-5508) for 24/7 emergency services