At Nebraska Medicine we care about your health, which includes keeping you up-to-date with your immunizations for safe international travel. We offer individual and family vaccinations, medications and recommended travel health instructions.
Our specialty is giving pre-travel advice to the following travelers:
- International travelers including families or individuals, traveling to visit friends and relatives
- Special needs travelers such as pregnant women
- Immunosuppressed individuals
- Those seeking international adoptions
What You Should Know
Most diseases that travelers experience or bring back with them are preventable by getting vaccinated before travel. Other illnesses – including malaria and traveler's diarrhea – can be avoided by taking medications and following safe practices while traveling.
Insurance plans may cover varying amounts of the costs associated with travel immunizations and some plans do not include that coverage at all. A financial counselor is available to answer insurance coverage-related questions.
The cost of this service depends largely on where you are traveling, so the amount you will pay is hard to predict. Our pricing is competitive with other travel clinics in Omaha. You can inquire about costs over the phone or during your consultation.
Some immunizations are given in a series over several weeks or months. People with certain health conditions such as immune system problems may have different immunization recommendations than otherwise healthy people.
Please should make an appointment four to six weeks prior to departure. Most vaccines take time to become effective, and some vaccines must be given in a series over a period of weeks or months. If it is less than four weeks before you leave, we are available to help the last-minute traveler prepare for international travel with adjusted vaccine schedules, medications and/or travel tips to stay safe.
Immunizations and vaccines we offer
- Hepatitis A series
- Hepatitis B series
- Hepatitis A/B (combined series)
- Meningitis (meningococcal)
- Pneumonia (pneumococcal)
- Yellow fever (required for entry into certain countries)
- Polio booster
- Tetanus/ diphtheria booster
- Tetanus/ diphtheria/ pertussis booster
- Japanese encephalitis (series of three)
- Typhoid (series of four oral or one injectable)
Prior to your appointment
- Find out which vaccines you will need by either calling us at 402.559.4015 or searching the Center for Disease Control travel website for each destination you will visit
- If your routine immunizations are not current, we may advise you to have them updated
Before your appointment we will review
- Travel dates and destination
- List of medications currently taken
- Childhood and adult vaccination records
- World Health Organization International Certificate of Vaccination (WHO Yellow Book), if necessary
During a consultation
- Your medical history, health and itinerary are reviewed with you present
- You will be advised of the travel risks, as well as required and recommended immunizations
- If you have a special case because of a health condition, please let us know so we can properly prepare a comprehensive plan for you