Foreign Travel Immunization Clinic

The Vanderburgh County Health Department (VCHD) operates a Foreign Travel Clinic where vaccines (also known as immunizations or shots) are offered to those who are traveling to a foreign country.  VCHD is a licensed Yellow Fever vaccination Clinic.  Clients are issued an International Certificate of Vaccination to show proof of immunizations.  All immunizations are given according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines.

CDC Traveler’s Health website

Please see below for basic information about our clinic:

Clinic Location & Hours

The Immunization Clinic is located at:

Vanderburgh County Health Department
420 Mulberry St, Suite 103
Evansville, IN 47713

Map to the Health Department

*We are located on the first floor, behind the elevators*

                             VCHD logo

Appointments are made for Thursdays only.  To make an appointment please call 812-435-5997.

Please make your appointment at least 4-6 weeks before your departure date.

The Clinic is closed on holidays observed by the Vanderburgh County Government.

Fees & Requirements to be seen

  • Prices for vaccines vary and there is an administration fee per vaccine.
  • The total cost will depend on what an individual needs and is due at the time of service.
  • Fees are payable by cash, check, credit or debit card (Visa, Master Card and Discover.)
    • A convenience fee is charged for each debit/credit card transaction.
  • Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or another adult over 18 years of age WITH a letter signed by the parent or legal guardian, naming the adult and child, and giving the adult permission to bring in the child.
  • Clients should wear short sleeves, eat before coming to the clinic and be prepared to wait.
  • Please bring a travel itinerary with:
    • Date of Departure
    • Length and Type of Trip
    • Countries by Order of Visit
    • Activities planned for trip
  • Please bring a complete shot record and list of medications, health conditions, and allergies.   

 Helpful Hints for Locating Immunization (Shot) Records:

This step is very important because the VCHD can only count vaccine dates for which you have a written record.

  1. Call all secondary schools (i.e. high school) you last attended and request your shot records.  They may be located with your academic record, or stored in the nurse’s office or in the main school corporation building.
  2. Ask your parents and/or look through you and your siblings baby books, receipts, other papers that may be stored in family records for the names and dates of shots. 
  3. Call all previous healthcare providers, employers and local health departments of counties in which you have lived and ask them to look you up in their registry.

Other hints can be found at : http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3065.pdf

 
Travel Consultation

Our nurses will review your travel itinerary, vaccine record and health history to make recommendations for vaccines and medications based on current CDC guidelines.  They will also discuss tips for personal health and safety and what to do if you become ill during your trip.  (For instance, topics may include foodborne, waterborne, animal or insect-borne illnesses etc.).  This information may vary based on the destination, climate and activities listed for your specific travel itinerary.

          

Click here to view or download our
Travel Health and Safety Packet.

 Travel Health & Safety Packet

Vaccines and Medications for Travel

Clients who are not properly vaccinated are at an increased risk of becoming ill by serious and potentially fatal vaccine-preventable diseases like measles, pertussis (whooping cough), typhoid and yellow fever. Without being properly vaccinated, clients can spread these diseases to others during and after they return from their trip.

CDC Foreign Travel Disease Directory 

We do not provide or write prescriptions for anti-malarial medication or antibiotics.

The VCHD Immunization Clinic administers the following vaccines to children and teens through 18 years of age:

Due to an unpredictable vaccine supply, not all vaccines may be available at the time of your visit.

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