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Travel Health Resources (Including Immunizations)

All students participating in the China, Ghana, Hungary, Peru and Thailand semester must be seen by Health Services prior to travel to make sure they are up-to-date with all necessary vaccinations (e.g. measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, meningitis, influenza, and polio). This visit should take place ideally 4-6 weeks before travel, to get any additional vaccinations, medications, or information you may need to stay healthy while studying off-campus. Certain immunizations are required prior to travel (depending on program location).

Likewise, students participating in interims going to Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, Eastern Europe, Mexico, Pacific Islands and South America need to be seen by health services prior to travel to make sure they are up-to-date with all necessary vaccinations. Health Services will bill the cost of any immunizations needed for both interim and semester program to the student's own insurance.

In addition to immunizations, Health Services provides a number of other resources as you prepare for your time off-campus (especially if you are studying abroad). Research additional information about staying healthy while traveling, make an appointment as well as complete the Travel Health Module by reviewing the Travel website of Calvin’s Health Services.