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Our Travelers' Advice and Immunization Practices provide complete pre-travel medical evaluation, including education about prevention of illness (food and water precautions, mosquito precautions, precautions for altitude sickness) and immunizations and prophylaxis. Immunizations which are available include yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, typhoid, hepatitis A, rabies, meningococcal meningitis, tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis and others. We also offer prophylaxis for malaria and diarrheal diseases. We provide care to adults, children and families.
These practices also serve as full immunization centers for routine and specialty vaccines unrelated to international travel, including vaccines against chicken pox (varicella), zoster (shingles), pneumococcus (pneumonia vaccine), Haemophilus influenzae b (Hib), meningococcus (meningitis vaccine), hepatitis B, rabies (pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis), measles/mumps/rubella, tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis, polio, human papillomavirus (HPV) and others.
Many immunizations require multiple injections and take weeks to reach full effectiveness, so please make your appointment as soon after you make your travel plans as possible.
The Travel & Immunization Center is a Member of the Global TravEpiNet Program. Global TravEpiNet is a national network of travel clinics across the United States. The network is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is aimed at advancing the health of individuals who travel internationally. The network is co-ordinated by the Massachusetts General Hospital. The MGH Travel & Immunization Center is also a Member of the Heading Home Healthy Program, also supported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and co-ordinated by the Massachusetts General Hospital. The Heading Home Healthy Program includes a number of free resources including web-tools that allow you to generate CDC-based recommendations based on your proposed international travel.
Video: Heading Home Healthy
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious and sometimes serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus.
Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, the membranes that surround the brain.
Animal bites and scratches, even when they are minor, can become infected and spread bacteria to other parts of the body
Tetanus is an acute, sometimes fatal, disease of the central nervous system, caused by the toxin of the tetanus bacterium, which usually enters the body through an open wound.
Typhoid fever is a life-threatening bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi (S. Typhi).
Yellow fever is a viral disease that is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
Cox Building, 5th Floor 55 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02114 Phone: 617-724-6454
Please call 866-211-6588 to register with the hospital before calling to make an appointment.
Monday, 5:00 pm-7:30 pm Tuesday, 8:30 am-4:00 pm Wednesday, 8:30 am-4:00 pm Thursday, 9:00 am-3:30 pm Friday, 8:30 am-11:30 am
All insurance carriers are welcome; however, many insurance carriers require prior authorization and referral from a primary care provider. It should be noted that not all services may be covered by an insurance carrier even with prior authorization. Please call 617-724-6454 for further assistance.
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