International Travel Medicine

We provide information and immunizations for adults and children traveling out of the country.  The initial consultation about travel abroad should occur at least six weeks before the patient’s departure to allow time for booster immunizations and assessment of any adverse reactions.  Please let us know of any medications you may take regularly and any health conditions you may have so that they do not influence the outcome of your vaccination.  You will be asked to provide a current immunization record prior to the initial consultation.  The type of immunizations needed for your trip does depend on where you are going, your accommodations, the time of year, and duration of trip.  Some different vaccines we may discuss with you are:

Vaccines for Travel can be divided into the three categories:

Routine Vaccines– routinely given through childhood with boosters in adulthood, i.e. Tetanus (Tdap), Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Polio, etc..  Many times before international travel a booster is needed.

Recommended Vaccines– depending on travel destination, some of these will be recommended for travel, i.e. Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Japanese Encephalitis.

Required Vaccines- Certain travel destinations require specific vaccines before they are allowed entry into their country, i.e. Yellow Fever, Meningococcal (MCV4)


To Make an Appointment:

1.  Call 225-928-0867.

2.  Fill out this form to expediate your first visit: First Visit/Travel Itinerary. Fax the form to 225-928-1948  at least 48 hours before your visit.

3.  Bring and updated copy of your current immunization record.

Billing of Travel Visits:

You will be charged for the cost of the vaccine and an administration fee for each vaccine in addition to an office visit.  Vaccines may be given as a single injection or as a series of injections.  Payment in full will be expected at time of service.  Routine vaccines (i.e. Tdap, MMR, etc.) may be covered by your medical insurance.  You will need to contact your insurance carrier to find out your benefits on immunizations.  We will file your claim with your insurance and if your insurance issues us a payment we will issue a refund or put it toward future charges (patient’s choice).  If you have any further questions about vaccine costs or policies please contact our billing department.