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Schedule a Travel Medicine Consultation and ensure that you have all the vaccinations you need (get International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis, if required)

The Travel Clinic at Vaden Health Center

The Travel Clinic at Vaden Health Center serves the needs of Stanford overseas travelers including students, faculty, staff, alumni and their spouses/partners. Vaden’s staff will provide you with a complete individual health consultation with a registered nurse specializing in travel health for overseas travel. The clinic offers all recommended and required immunizations and International Certificates of Vaccination as well as up-to-date health and travel advisories. You’ll need to make arrangements for your immunizations well in advance of your departure date because sometimes there is a waiting period between vaccine administrations. You can also get prescriptions and information for preventing malaria and other illness. There is a consultation fee for students and for non-students. Immunizations are charged separately.

Prior to your appointment with the clinic, please take the Online Travel Preparation Course. The course includes great advice on how to travel safely, how to avoid getting sick, and how to build a travel medical kit. Please make sure to schedule an appointment with the clinic at least 6 to 8 weeks prior to your departure.

The Stanford Travel Medicine Clinic

You can also visit the Travel Medicine Clinic at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. They provide pre-travel consultative services including travel immunization and provide treatment for illness contracted while traveling abroad. Please make sure to schedule an appointment with the clinic 4 to 6 weeks prior to departure.

Please note that you need to pay for your visit at the time you are in clinic because most insurances do not cover these services. Charges may vary depending on services and vaccination required for your trip.

International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis

Known as the Carte Jaune or Yellow Card, the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) is approved by the World Health Organization and recognized internationally. International regulations require proof of vaccination for Yellow fever for traveling to and from certain countries (see "ITH 2016 Country List"). Travelers going to areas with yellow fever should be vaccinated at least 10 days before their trip. In the U.S., the vaccine is given only at designated yellow fever vaccination centers which include the the Travel Clinic at Vaden Health Center and the Stanford Travel Clinic. Nurses, pharmacists, and physicians at the clinic may all provide the Yellow Card. To obtain additional vaccination requirements for entry contact the diplomatic or consular office of the countries you are planning to visit.

Please keep ICVP with your passport since it serves as a medical "passport" with proof of vaccination. To download and print copies of the bilingual version (English and French) of ICVP, please click the link below: International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis


2 months before your trip