The Livingston County Health Department (LCHD) International Travel Clinic provides consultation and immunizations by appointment to anyone looking for health advice before travel. Schedule your appointment below or call us at (517) 546-9850 with questions.

Are you a prepared traveler? As you budget, write to-do lists, and pack, also be sure to check your vaccination status. Travel, both within the United States and to other countries, can expose you to infectious viruses and bacteria. If you and your loved ones are not protected by up-to-date vaccinations, you are at risk of serious diseases.

Appointment Needed

Plan to schedule your appointment for 4-6 weeks before departure so that your body can develop an antibody response to the vaccine and you have time to receive multi-dose series vaccines.

Important Insurance Information

We are unable to bill insurance for this service. Be prepared to pay for your consultation and immunizations at the time of your appointment. A receipt will be provided for insurance reimbursement upon request.

Consultation Services

Immunizations and medication review – Staff will advise on which travel vaccinations and medications are recommended and required for your trip. To learn about the recommendations specific to the country you’ll be visiting, visit the CDC Travelers’ Health Destination Guide

Health and safety counseling – Health and safety counseling tailored to your itinerary, personal medical history and travel destination.

Food/water precautions – Learn which food and beverages to avoid and what is safe to consume while traveling, as well as what medications to bring in case of illness.

Available Vaccines

Clinic staff will complete a consultation with you to determine which vaccinations are needed for your trip. To learn about the recommendations specific to the country you’ll be visiting, visit the CDC Travelers’ Health Destination Guide.

The following vaccines are available at LCHD:

  • Cholera
  • COVID-19 (Moderna)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • IPV (Polio)
  • Influenza (Seasonal)
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • MMR
  • Meningococcal
  • Pneumococcal
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Tick-borne Encephalitis
  • Typhim VI (Injectible)
  • Varicella
  • Yellow Fever

Multiple doses are needed with some travel vaccines in order to ensure full protection; therefore it is important to schedule your visit 4-6 weeks in advance of your trip. Examples include:

  • Japanese Encephalitis (2 dose series 28 days apart)
  • Rabies (2 dose series given 7 days apart)
  • Yellow Fever (Not valid until 10 days after it is given)

 

Antimalarial medications: If you are traveling to a location with malaria, you may require a prescription from your doctor. The travel clinic is unable to prescribe antimalarial medications, however we will provide you with information on the correct antimalarial medication to use for the area you are traveling. Follow-up is needed with your health care provider for the written prescription.

How to Prepare for Your Appointment

Please eat breakfast on the day of your appointment. Eating beforehand helps reduce the likelihood of feeling anxiety or dizziness when receiving your vaccinations. Some vaccines may require a waiting period between eating and administering the vaccine. If this applies to you, clinic staff will notify you ahead of your appointment.

Be sure to bring the following with you to your appointment:

  • All vaccination records
  • Photo ID
  • Travel itinerary, including dates of travel

Fees and Payment

You are responsible for paying for your travel consultation ($75 per person) and your immunizations. Fees for vaccines are assessed on a per-dose basis and may be very costly. See the Travel Vaccines section of our immunization fees for a list of travel vaccines and their costs.

Payment is due at the time of service. We do not accept checks for travel services.

Please note: We are unable to bill insurance for this service.

  • Be prepared to pay for your consultation ($75 per person) and immunizations on the day of your appointment.
  • A detailed receipt will be provided for insurance reimbursement upon request, however most insurance companies do not cover “travel” immunizations.
  • It is your responsibility to know your insurance coverage.

Schedule an Appointment Online

Livingston County Health Department now offers convenient online scheduling.

Last Modified March 28, 2024

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Matt Bolang

Matt Bolang
Health Officer

Phone

(517) 546-9850

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed County Holidays

Location

2300 E Grand River Ave
Suite 102
Howell, MI 48843

Fax

(517) 546-6995