Travelers Health Clinics
Stay healthy when traveling to another country
Travel Healthy with DOH-Sarasota. If you are taking an international trip, your travel checklist should include a visit to our Travelers Health Clinics. Our health professionals will help you learn about immunizations and other precautions recommended for your specific destination.
Who should visit the Travelers Health Clinic?
- People traveling overseas for business or vacation
- College-age students who will be studying abroad
- Those visiting other countries for mission trips or international adoptions
It's best to visit us 4-6 weeks prior to your departure.
Some vaccines are given in a series or take time to become effective. Appointments are required for the Travel Health Clinic. Bring available shot records.
Which vaccinations do I need?
Each area of the world has different requirements, and you will want to be protected regardless of where you travel. Travelers Health Clinic staff will recommend vaccinations and other precautions based on your destination. DOH-Sarasota is a state-certified yellow fever vaccination provider.
Additionally, it is a good idea to keep your flu vaccine up to date whether travelling in-country or out and to be current with routine adult vaccinations.
Common travel vaccines - we stock these and many more!
DOH-Sarasota Travelers Health Clinics offer one-stop service at competitive prices. We stock many vaccines that are not readily available elsewhere. Click on a vaccine below to get more information from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention).
- Hepatitis A and/or Hepatitis B
- Yellow Fever
- Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap or TD)
Even if you were vaccinated as a child for these illnesses, immunity tends to wane over time. Booster shots are often necessary to maintain adequate protection from these diseases, which in rare instances can cause deafness and even death.
- Meningococcal (especially for college students and certain travelers)
- Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- Influenza (Flu)
If you are traveling to an area where malaria is present, you may need to take anti-malaria medication to prevent this disease (there is no vaccine against malaria). Travelers Health Clinics staff can answer your questions about malaria, and prescriptions for anti-malaria medications can be obtained here.
- Malaria and travelers - CDC
Those travelers heading to countries where cholera is present are urged to take precautions to avoid transmission. This includes drinking bottled water, washing hands with soap and clean water, using latrines and cooking food thoroughly. If you develop watery diarrhea after traveling to cholera-active countries you should seek medical attention.
Read more about cholera... [CDC]
- Travelers' Health information- CDC
With more on specific diseases and destinations
- Travel.State.Gov- U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs
Vaccine Cost Information
We accept Medicare and most insurance plans if they cover vaccines.
Our travelers’ health service staff provides:
- comprehensive consultation
- all required and recommended vaccines
- prescriptions for anti-malaria medications
Appointments and prices are available by calling the Immunization Program Office.