Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Shots!

By now you should have already received:

  • Hepatitis A & B

  • MMR (Measles, mumps, rubella)

  • Tetanus – Diphtheria

  • Polio

Which means you still need to receive

  • Typhoid

  • Yellow Fever

  • Malaria

Start by:

  • Calling your physician to see if they can give you any of these shots

  • If your physician cannot give you the above shots, call the following travel clinics.

    • Prices will vary, so you should call around.

      • Keep us posted on what you find out!

    • Your insurance likely will NOT cover these medications, but you should always check.

  • You need to call BEFORE April 10. Make sure you tell them you're leaving June 10 for Rwanda and will be gone through June 24. You'll be in Kigali and Kibuye.

  • You will need to receive a CERTIFICATE of VACCINATION for Yellow Fever.

    • This is required for entrance into the country.

    • Once you receive this certificate, photocopy it and give it to Jen.

  • You may also want to inquire about a prescription for traveler's diarrhea

Local Travel Clinics:

Midwest Travel Medicine
636 Raymond Dr. Suite 204
Naperville, IL 60563

Phone number (630) 548-9747
Fax (630) 548-4909
Toll-free (877) 700-0097

http://www.midwesttravelmedicine.com/index.html

Dupage County Health Department Travel Clinic
111 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
Tel: 630-682-7400
Web: http://www.dupagehealth.org/services/clinic_travel.html
Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:45-3:30 p.m. Travel immunizations and health information for foreign travel are available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY through the travel clinic. Charges for immunizations vary and are subject to change. For information or appointments please call 630-682-7400 ext. 7590 Monday - Friday between 8:00am - 4:00pm.

ADVOCATE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
Occupational Health Travel Clinic
Downers Grove Center
3551 Highland Avenue, Suite 200
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Tel: 630.275.2900 or 630-969-8558
Web: http://www.advocatehealth.com/corphealth/services/occhealth/travel.html
Hours: Please schedule your appointment at least 6 weeks before your departure to allow enough time for appropriate immunizations.

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