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 Services is a valuable resource. They can provide advice, conduct physical exams, fill out health forms, and can refer you to the Central Maine Medical Center Travel Clinic  for any necessary immunizations.

Health Services 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.