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International Travel Shots

Florida Department of Health in Volusia County

Immunizations for international travel are offered at our Daytona Beach, DeLand, Deltona and New Smyrna Beach clinics. Please call ahead if Yellow Fever vaccine is needed due to limited supplies.

Appointment Information:

  • 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

Hepatitis A - Schedule: 2 shots, one on the first day then again in 6 months. Recommended: yes. Contraindications: Younger than 2 years.

Hepatitis B - Schedule: 3 shots, one on the first day then another in 30 days then the last in 3 to 6 months from the first vaccination. Recommended: yes. Contraindications: allergy to yeast, pregnancy/breastfeeding.

Twinrix - Schedule: 3 shots, one on the first day then another in 30 days then the last in 3 to 6 months from the first vaccination. Recommended: yes. Contraindications: allergy to yeast, pregnancy/breastfeeding.

Tetanus - 1 every 5 years. Recommended: yes. Contraindications: previous reactions to vaccine.

Typhoid - 1 every 2 years. Recommended: at risk areas. Contraindications: previous reactions to vaccine.

Yellow fever (live vaccine) - 1 every 10 years. Recommended: at risk areas. Contraindications: eggs, pregnancy, breast feeding, previous reaction.

Polio - series of 3 or 1 adult booster. Recommended: at risk areas. Contraindications: sensitive to neomycin or streptomycin.

Meningitis - every 2 years if at risk. Recommended: close contact in new environment. Contraindications: pregnancy, acute illness, sensitivity to thimerosal.

Flu - every year. Recommended: yes. Contraindications: eggs, previous reaction.

Pneumonia - as indicated. Recommended: yes.

Rabies - consult nurse. Recommended: if at risk.

MMR (live vaccine)- series of 2 plus 1 as adult. Recommended: yes. Contraindications: pregnancy, acute illness.

Travel Considerations:

  • 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