Division of Infectious Diseases Travel Clinic

Please call (617) 732-8881 to make an appointment prior to your travels.

Immunizations and Vaccines offered

  • Yellow Fever
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Pneumovax
  • Polio
  • Influenza
  • Rabies
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis(Tdap)
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella
  • Typhoid
  • Meningitis
  • Varicella

The BWH Travel Clinic provides complete travel medicine consultation for adult patients. Services include:

  • All necessary and required pre-travel immunizations—including the more difficult to obtain vaccines like yellow fever and Japanese encephalitis, as well as more common immunizations like hepatitis A. Patients will receive the PHS 731 form (Yellow Fever Certification Card) required for entry in to some countries.
  • Advice and prescriptions for avoiding infectious diseases while traveling—including malaria prophylaxis, traveler’s diarrhea and others.
  • Advice and prescriptions for environmental risks—including high altitude travel.
  • Advice for travelers with particular needs—including diabetics, pregnant travelers, travelers taking medications that may impact travel risk (such as diuretics or proton pump inhibitors) and others.
  • Advice on routine travel matters—including insurance, jet lag and security concerns.
  • Advice for the traveler who returns with an illness.


Travelers’ Clinic appointment charges include professional fees (for physician consultation) and may include immunization charges. Charges for immunizations can range from $20 to over $500 depending on which immunizations are required for your itinerary.

Because these are preventive services, many health insurance plans do not cover the costs. We provide receipts to support claim reimbursement from a third party such as your insurance company. However, we strongly recommend that you check with your insurance company to confirm that travel medicine will be covered by your plan.

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