The Travelers' Advice and Immunization
Practices specialize in the care of the routine adult and pediatric
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.
These practices also serve as full
immunization centers 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
The MGH Travel & Immunization Center is a Member of the Global TravEpiNet Program. Global TravEpiNet is a national network of travel clinics across the United States. The network is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is aimed at advancing the health of individuals who travel internationally. The network is co-ordinated by the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Cox Building, 5th Floor , Massachusetts General
Please call 866-211-6588 to register with the
Hospital before calling to make and appointment.
Monday 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 9 AM- 4:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM- 3:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I need any shots for my up-coming trip?
- Do I need to take malaria pills?
- What if I get sick?
For answers to these and other questions, please explore the Travel Health Website mantained by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention at wwwn.cdc.gov/travel
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