Health Forms & Immunization
It is never too early to complete any health forms and to start any immunization and other prophylactic measures needed for foreign travel.
When receiving multiple immunizations it is important to set up a schedule as soon as travel is planned. Consult your program and your personal physician for the necessary health and immunization information.
The Bates College Health Center is a valuable resource. They can provide advice, conduct physical exams, fill out health forms, and administer for a fee some immunizations required for foreign travel: Typhoid Fever; Hepatitis A and B; Rabies; prescriptions for Malaria. The Health Center can refer you to WorkMed Travel Clinic for other immunizations, most notably Yellow Fever.
The Health Center asks that you abide by the following guidelines:
- Physical exams must take place at least one week before due date
- Be on time for all appointments
- Before your appointment check the Centers for Disease Control web site to determine what vaccinations are required; bring that information to the appointment
- Be aware that some program health forms (for example, SIT’s) require over one hour to complete
For the latest health information about specific destinations, immunization requirements, and general information about travel and health, consult the Centers for Disease Control or the World Health Organization.
For a list of travel health clinics worldwide, check the International Society of Travel Medicine.