Protecting Travelers at Drexel Travel Health
International travelers are often exposed to parasitic, viral, and bacterial diseases that are uncommon in the United States. In addition, changes in food, water, climate, and altitude can cause illness when abroad. The Drexel Travel Health Center is dedicated to helping travelers enjoy a safe, illness-free trip by providing vaccines and up-to-date information on worldwide health conditions and required immunizations.
Specialists at the Drexel Travel Health Center work with individuals and groups to review their travel itineraries and medical histories. We provide personalized recommendations for effective health care precautions. The Drexel Travel Health Center provides immunizations for many illnesses and is an official yellow fever vaccination center.
Specialists at the Drexel Travel Health Center also prescribe medications that will protect travelers from contracting diseases that are prevalent in certain areas of the world, such as malaria. It is recommended that you make an appointment with us four weeks before your departure.
Preventive Treatments and Services for Travelers
The Drexel Travel Health Center provides:
- Consultation with infectious disease specialists
- Customized health information for your specific travel schedule
- Travel vaccines for protection during trips
- Prescriptions for malaria prophylactics, antibiotics, and other medications
- Personalized recommendations for effective health care precautions to prevent infection
- Travel health planning for couples, families or groups including schools, missions, and other organizations
The Drexel Travel Health Center provides personalized medication recommendations for travelers, as well as immunizations for a host of illnesses including:
- Yellow Fever
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Japanese encephalitis
- Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
Learn more about travel health planning services at the Drexel Travel Health Center.
Note: Vaccine availability may vary due to manufacturer shortages that are beyond our control.
The Drexel Travel Health Center recommends that you carry the following items when traveling outside of the United States:
- Health insurance card
- Copies of prescriptions
- First aid kit
- International certificate of vaccination ("yellow card" or "carte jeune")
- Malaria pills
- Medicine for diarrhea
- Diabetic prescriptions and supplies if needed
- Sunblock (SPF 15 or greater)
- Insect repellent with DEET
- Passport, visa, and copies of each
The information on these pages is provided for general information only and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment, or as a substitute for consultation with a physician or health care professional. If you have specific questions or concerns about your health, you should consult your health care professional.