Get a complete physical, eye exam and dental check-up before going abroad. The quality of dental and medical care may be different in your country and/or more expensive than similar care would be in the United States.
Travelers intending to visit a destination in a developing country
should consult a travel medicine clinic or medical practitioner before
the journey. This consultation should preferably take place 4-6 weeks
before the journey. Many countries require an immunization certificate
for some diseases (yellow fever in particular). Check with the consulate
or embassy of all countries you will be traveling in or through to see
if this is required. You may obtain immunization certificates from your
health care provider, whom you should also consult for further
information on immunizations.
WHERE CAN I RECEIVE NECESSARY IMMUNIZATIONS?
You are strongly encouraged to consider
immunizations for all diseases endemic to the area of travel (if immunizations
• San Francisco Department of
Public Health – Adult Immunization Clinic
101 Grove Street, Rm. 102
Student Health Clinic
450 Stanyan Street, 2nd Fl.
(415) 750-4980, Please call ahead for immunization
Hours: M-F Open 8:30am-5:00pm, Drop-In 2:30-4:30pm
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