Make an appointment with your ASU Health Services provider, ideally at least 4–6 weeks before you leave. The provider will review your medical history to make sure you get the up to date on the correct vaccinations, medicines, and information to travel safely. If your study-abroad program lasts several months, you will want to make sure that you've gotten all your routine health check-ups, like seeing your dentist, because the quality of dental and medical care may be different in host countries or more expensive than in the United States. If you take a medicine regularly, make sure you have enough for the length of your trip.
ASU Health Services offers a variety of travel vaccines, including typhoid, yellow fever, polio, flu, MMR. You may need additional travel-related vaccines depending on your travel destinations. Every effort is made to ensure that our students, faculty and staff traveling abroad have the resources and information they need for a successful study abroad experience.
ASU health services provides vaccination and travel health information for students and faculty preparing to travel outside the United States. Students and faculty scheduling a travel visit will meet with a travel nurse to determine the appropriate vaccinations required for their trip. The student or faculty member will be provided with the most up to date information about food & water safety, insect protection, and other travel and safety related information.
A travel appointment should be scheduled as far in advance as possible since some vaccines are given as a series over a six-month period.