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Travel Health

Available to students, faculty, staff, retirees and any Douglas County resident.

Travel Health Services

A Travel Health appointment offers pre-travel counseling, immunizations and health advice for those planning to travel out of the U.S. All required travel immunizations are available at Watkins. However, availability may depend upon nationwide/manufacturing vaccine shortages.

Travel Health Appointments

If you will be traveling abroad and need immunizations or preventative medications, please call the appointment line at 785-864-9507 and request a "travel health appointment.” Appointments are free for students who have paid the required health fee. Immunizations or other tests required before travel are subject to additional charges. Please call the Business Office at 785-864-9520 if you have questions.

During your appointment, a provider will review which immunizations are recommended and required for your planned itinerary. A provider will also review recommended preventative medications, most current travel advisories, and safety/travel tips specific to your destination.

To ensure you receive the most current information and recommendations, 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.

Study Abroad

Watkins works closely with Study Abroad & Global Engagement to ensure the health of students traveling outside of the United States during their academic career at the University of Kansas. Those students who are traveling abroad as part of a university-affiliated class or program are required to obtain a Travel Health Consultation from a clinician at Watkins Health Services. Students traveling to countries not considered low risk, or students who have a physical or psychological condition for which they are currently receiving treatment or have received treatment in the past, must schedule a travel health appointment with a clinician at Watkins Health Services by calling 785-864-9507.