If you are traveling abroad, start planning now to protect yourself. The Health Center at Auraria offers Travel Consultations including medical consultations and immunizations. If vaccinations or medications are needed to travel this process can take weeks or months to complete so get started early.
Immunizations offered by Health Center at Auraria
- Hepatitis A (2 dose series)
- Hepatitis B (3 dose series)
- Hep A/B Twinrix (3 dose series)
- Influenza (seasonal, please check for availability)
- IPOL (Poliovirus Vaccine Inactivated)
- MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
- Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis)
- Typhoid (oral)
- Antimalarial Medication can be obtained by scheduling an appointment with a medical provider and getting a prescription.
- Find out which country/countries you will be visiting and go to CDC.gov/travel to see if a vaccine is recommended or required. If a vaccine is recommended you will need to decide if you want to obtain this shot or not. If a vaccine is required you must obtain this vaccine. You may not be allowed into that country if you do not have proof of the required immunizations.
- Find all your immunization records. You may have to search for these. Check with your parents, former doctors, former high school or some State Health agencies to see if you can find any records.
- Make an appointment with a health care provider to review immunizations and obtain needed vaccinations or medications. School Insurance generally does not cover the costs of the travel medication or the office visit. Travel medications for malaria require a prescription from a health care provider and some of these medications need to be started prior to traveling. Also, most vaccines take approximately 2 weeks for your body to build immunity to protect you from disease.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Denver Public Health Immunization Clinic 303-602-3250
Tri-County Health Department 303-451-0123