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The Travel Clinic only sees adults over the age of 18. Self-pay and insurance carriers are welcome. Appropriate referrals from primary care providers and authorization should be obtained before the actual appointment.
The visit to the Travel Clinic should optimally occur at least four weeks prior to departure. When traveling for the purpose of re-location or for more than six months, visit the Travel Clinic approximately six months before your trip as some vaccines require boosters.
Deciphering what travel information and immunizations you will need depends many factors including your destination, medical and immunization history, urban or rural location of stay and length of stay. It is difficult to make these assessments over the phone, which makes it necessary to schedule an appointment to come in for a personal consultation. This prevents any errors in medicine prescription and ensures that you have an enjoyable trip abroad. Booking an appointment at 617-632-7706 is very easy.
If you are ill when you return or develop a fever within 6 months of your trip, please call the Infectious Disease department at 617-632-7706 to schedule an appointment to see an Infectious Disease doctor or call your primary care physician.
Yes. This is because once you leave your home country your immunity to local diseases, malaria for example, diminishes within 4-6 weeks. You will need to be immunized like everybody else. Also, new vaccines are always being made so you might need to receive new vaccines to gain full immunity.