The Traveler's Advice and Immunization Practice specializes in care of the routine traveler, as well as care of the long-term, high risk, specialty, immunocompromised, pediatric or pregnant traveler. Services offered include: complete pre-travel medical evaluation, including education about prevention of illness (food and water precautions, mosquito precautions, precautions for altitude sickness) and immunizations and prophylaxis. Immunizations which are available include yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, typhoid, hepatitis A, rabies, meningococcal meningitis, tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis and others. We also offer prophylaxis for malaria and diarrheal diseases. We provide care to adults, children, and families.
This practice also serves as a full immunization center for routine and specialty vaccines unrelated to international travel, including vaccines against chicken pox (varicella), zoster (shingles), pneumococcus (pneumonia vaccine), Haemophilus influenzae b (Hib), meningococcus (meningitis vaccine), hepatitis B, rabies (pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis), measles/mumps/rubella, tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis, polio, human papillomavirus (HPV), and others.
Many immunizations require multiple injections and take weeks to reach full effectiveness, so please make your appointment as soon after you make your travel plans as possible.
Massachusetts General Hospital
If you are not registered with the hospital please call (866) 211-6588 to register before calling to make an appointment.
Hours (by appointment only)
All insurance carriers are welcome; however, many insurance carriers require prior authorization and referral from a primary care provider. It should be noted that not all services may be covered by an insurance carrier even with prior authorization. Please call (617) 724-6454 for further assistance.
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MGH Traveler's Advice and Immunization Practice
Centers for Disease Control Travel
International Society for Travel Medicine