Travel Immunization

Travel Immunization

Types of Immunizations and Fees

The following table displays the available vaccines and the cost. Pre-travel consultation is available for $50.00 for the first person; $25.00 for each additional person in the family.

Call 815-740-8143 for and appointment and information.  Daytime, early morning and late afternoon appointments are available.  Please schedule your appointment at least 4 weeks before your date of departure for maximum protection from vaccine-preventable diseases.

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International Travel Immunization Clinic Location

Service Location

Will County Health Department, Travel Immunization Clinic

501 Ella Avenue

Joliet, IL 60433

Phone:  (815) 740-8143 (For an appointment or information)

Fax: (815) 727-8491     

Immunization Clinics

Immunization Clinics

Stay Current with your Vaccinations

Immunizations can protect you and your family from serious diseases such as tetanus, measles, chickenpox and pneumonia.  People of all ages should make sure they are current with their vaccinations.  The Will County Health Department regularly offers immunization clinics at three convenient locations.  Please note that hours vary at each location and some clinic locations are by appointment only. 
Pandemic Influenza Response

Pandemic Influenza Response

Community Wide Planning and Coordination

Unlike the seasonal flu, a pandemic flu virus poses a unique threat. Since humans have no previously developed immunity against pandemic flu, this new virus strain puts most people at high risk of infection. The result could be that a large percentage of the world's population becomes infected in a very short period of time.

Local health departments like the WCHD and its Emergency Preparedness Division are responsible for community wide planning for an outbreak of an influenza pandemic. The Will County Health Department has developed a pandemic influenza plan for the county and conducts training meetings and exercises with other agencies to build response capabilities. The department also conducts routine disease surveillance activities which can assist in forecasting and monitoring outbreaks of disease. If an outbreak of pandemic influenza should occur, the WCHD will work closely with other Will County emergency agencies, regional partners and the State of Illinois to manage and distribute antiviral supplies and vaccines, along with carrying out other public health, medical and emergency services.

Communicating During an Emergency:I

In an emergency, information will be provided on Twitter at (www.twitter.com/Willcohealth) and the Health Department’s website (www.willcountyhealth.org) as well as local media outlets.  

Other useful information is available for download below.

Useful Links:

Will County Emergency Management Agency

Illinois Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control

Illinois Pandemic Flu 

Add Vaccines to Your Back-To-School Checklist

August is National Immunizations Awareness Month

The Will County Health Department is reminding parents to include immunizations on their child's back-to-school checklist.  Immunizations are equally important for college students.
International Travel Immunization Clinic

International Travel Immunization Clinic

Anyone Who is Planning to Travel Internationally is Welcome

The International Travel Immunization Clinic provides a comprehensive consultation and immunization service for persons traveling abroad. Services are provided by appointment. Early morning, daytime and late afternoon appointments are available.

 Program Services

The nurse will provide destination-specific information regarding currently circulating diseases, epidemics, vaccination recommendations, and measures for safe travel. Recommendations for immunizations are individualized based on each traveler’s age, medical history, past immunizations, and travel plans.

 To maximize protection from vaccine-preventable diseases, an appointment should be scheduled at least 4 weeks before departure.

 Travel Vaccines and Anti-Malarial medications are provided, as well as treatment for Traveler’s Diarrhea if needed. Will County Health Department Travel Immunization Clinic is a designated yellow fever vaccination center by the CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health. Persons who receive the Yellow Fever vaccine will be given a World Health Organization Certificate of Vaccination. Yellow Fever Vaccine is required at least 10 days prior to entry into some countries.

Everyone should bring their immunization records. Children must be accompanied by their parent/guardian.

Phone:  815-740-8143 (For an appointment or information)

Fax:  815-727-8491     

Health Department Encourages Infant Immunizations During National Infant Immunizations Week

Health Department Encourages Infant Immunizations During National Infant Immunizations Week

National Infant Immunizations Week: April 20-27

Although vaccines can virtually eliminate many of the infectious conditions that killed and incapacitated at will in previous generations, parental indifference has taken its toll.  More than 35,000 US pertussis cases were reported a year ago, making 2012 the worst year for whooping cough in America since 1959.  For information about immunization services provided by the Will County Health Department, telephone 815-740-8143.
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