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     

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.

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     

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