Division of Infectious Diseases Travel Clinic

family walking along beachPeople often travel to destinations that present health risks not found at home. If you are visiting another country, it is important to protect yourself against conditions like yellow fever, malaria and typhoid fever.

The Division of Infectious Diseases Travel Clinic is here to help you have a safer, healthier trip abroad. Our team offers pre-travel immunizations, vaccines and medications to prevent disease. We also consult on:

  • Precautions to take when visiting certain countries
  • Healthcare access abroad, medication schedule and other common travel-related issues
  • The concerns of travelers who are pregnant, immunocompromised or have an underlying medical condition
  • Managing environmental risks, including high-altitude travel
  • COVID-related concerns

Information for Travelers

Immunizations and Vaccines

The following immunizations and vaccines are available at our clinic:

  • COVID-19, primary and booster doses
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • HPV
  • Influenza
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Meningitis
  • Measles/mumps/rubella (MMR)
  • Pneumococcus 
  • Polio
  • Rabies
  • Shingles
  • Tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap)
  • Tick-borne encephalitis
  • Typhoid
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
  • Yellow Fever

We prescribe any medications needed for travel, including for the prevention of:

  • Malaria
  • Traveler's diarrhea
  • Altitude sickness
Charges and Insurance

Appointment charges include professional fees (for physician consultation) and may include immunization charges. Insurance typically covers 100% of the cost of immunizations, with some exceptions. 

Since these are preventive services, some 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 checking with your insurance company prior to your appointment to confirm your plan covers travel medicine.

Useful Links

Please see the links below for information about international travel. Note: The Brigham does not maintain these websites and is not responsible for their content.

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Our staff includes doctors and nurse practitioners with expertise in infectious disease and travel medicine.

Jacob Johnson, MD

Jacob Johnson, MD

Travel Clinic Physician, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

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Catherine Franklin, NP

Catherine Franklin, NP

Travel Clinic Nurse Practitioner, Brigham and Women's Hospital

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Mary W. Montgomery, MD

Mary W. Montgomery, MD

Travel Clinic Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital

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We offer all our services at our three locations:

Brigham and Women's Hospital
45 Francis St., 2nd Floor – Lung Center C
Boston, MA 02115
(Monday afternoons)

Brigham and Women’s Health Care Center, Chestnut Hill
850 Boylston St, Suite 130
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(Wednesday afternoons)

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
1153 Centre St., Suite 4F
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(Thursday afternoons)

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