Kalamaoo County

Health and Community Services Department


Please be advised that due to a large number of measles cases, persons traveling to England, Europe, Japan, China, India, and Israel should verify that they have received the measles vaccine, or have immunity against the disease.

At this time we are experiencing a Yellow Fever vaccine shortage across the United States. This means that yellow fever vaccine supply is limited. For any planned trip to countries where there is a known risk of yellow fever virus transmission, further guidance should be obtained from your Local Health Department to determine yellow fever vaccine availability. Please plan accordingly and allow a minimum of 8 weeks prior to your departure to ensure you can receive all of your travel vaccines in a timely manner. For further information regarding vaccines that are needed for travel and information on yellow fever vaccine please review: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list

Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services is now offering travel services by appointment ONLY. Appointments should be scheduled at least eight weeks prior to travel. To schedule an appointment, call 269-373-5126.

Travel services are provided for anyone planning travel out of the country, and include a consultation as well as the appropriate vaccines (no vaccines will be given without a consultation).

Appointments should be scheduled at least eight weeks prior to travel. To schedule an appointment, call 269-373-5126.

You must bring the following with you to your appointment:

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to complete paperwork. If you are late 15 or more minutes you will need to reschedule your appointment.

Payment is required at time of visit. Cash or credit cards are accepted. Please be advised that most insurance companies do not cover travel vaccines.

Information for Specific Groups and Settings

Air Travel
In-flight Problems
Jet Lag

Special Needs Travelers
Child Travelers
Elderly Travelers

Health Conditions and Risks
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
First Aid
Health Risks from the Sun
Insect Bites
Travelers' Diarrhea

Advice for Specific Groups
Package Tourists
Persons Traveling in Remote Areas
Relief Workers

Diseases Related to Travel
Dengue Fever
Travelers' Diarrhea
Typhoid Fever
Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
Yellow Fever Infected Areas

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Travel Website
Safe Food and Water

Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services is committed to providing equitable, culturally competent care to all individuals served, regardless of race, age, sex, color, national origin, religion, height, weight, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

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