Travel Medicine Program
Up to 40% of all international travelers will experience a health event (trauma or illness) during the course of their trip. The incidence of many of these events can be reduced, thus ensuring health and well-being as well as success of the mission requiring travel.
Obtaining pre-trip health care and advice from a clinician familiar with travel is an important step in preparing to travel internationally. Ideally, this visit should take place 4-6 weeks before a trip, but even getting a consultation during the week before travel can be of value. The pre-travel visit includes a discussion of the immunizations, prophylactic medications (such as anti-malaria drugs), and specific health advice for preventing and treating Travelers diarrhea and other illnesses that may arise. Travelers who have chronic health issues or who take medications may also need to coordinate their pre-travel care with their regular doctors. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that travelers prepare and carry a travel health kit.
For the UC Davis international business traveler, the UC Davis Travel Medicine Program offers the following services at NO CHARGE TO YOU, YOUR GRANT, OR YOUR DEPARTMENT:
- Personalized travel report (Travax) with immunization recommendations, medical and country-specific concerns, and emergency contact information.
- Physician evaluation to determine pre-trip health and medical plan.
- Administration of all necessary vaccines.
- On campus pharmacy for needed travel medications.
**Please note: Occupational Health Services does not have the Yellow Fever Vaccine in stock due to a worldwide shortage**
Schedule a Travel Exam
Travelers are encouraged to register their trip so that emergency response services can be deployed to the traveler throughout the world at a moment’s notice.
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Please note: If you cannot make your scheduled appointment, please call Occupational Health Services to cancel or your department will be charged a $50 missed appointment fee.