If you will be traveling abroad and need immunizations, please call the Appointment Line at 785-864-9507 and request a "travel abroad appointment”. During your appointment, a clinician will review which immunizations are needed for your planned itinerary. Because several weeks may be required to complete a vaccine series, we recommend the initial appointment be held at least 6-8 weeks before departure.
During your travel abroad appointment, you may need to see a clinician at the Watkins Health Services before any immunizations are given, even if you have previously been seen by your local medical provider. This is to ensure the patient receives the most current information and recommendations regarding immunizations, and to avoid duplication or unnecessary medications.
It is important to bring all immunization records available to your appointment. Please also bring your yellow international travel vaccination booklet, if you have one.
What to Expect
Your appointment with a Watkins Health Services provider includes:
- list of required and recommended vaccinations
- most current travel advisories
- safety and travel tips for your destination