Travel immunizations and health information for foreign travel are available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY through the travel clinic. Charges for immunizations vary and are subject to change. For information or appointments please call 630-682-7400
Travel Health Services Provides:
This travel referral document should be printed and completed prior to your clinic appointment for vaccination. Use this form if your employer participates in group billing for immunization services as the DCHD travel clinic. Also inform us of this affiliation when you make your appointment.
Traveling outside of the U.S.? Don't forget your ticket to good health!
You have your passport, your reservations are confirmed, your bag is packed. If you still have that nagging feeling that you are forgetting something, remember - without the appropriate information on health precautions, you are at increased risk for contracting certain diseases. Health professionals can help you prepare for a safe and healthy trip.
You can be exposed to many new experiences when visiting another country. Language, climate, culture, food, and animals might seem unfamiliar and exotic. The challenges presented by a foreign environment can be both exciting and disorienting, and it is important to guard against any travel related health or safety problems.
It does not matter if you stay in 5 star hotels or small villages, in big cities or exotic ports, in historic places or modern cities, for 1 week or 1 month. Your risks can be the same, depending on where you go, what you do, and on your own adventurous behavior.
It is important to contact your physician or Travel Health Services at the Health Department as soon as you begin planning your trip. Some of the following immunizations/medications need to be taken 2 - 4 weeks prior to travel.
Valuable Prevention Measures may include:
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