Immunizations (Vaccines) Foreign Travel


   
   Open: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM
                                   12:45 PM - 3:30 PM

By Appointment Only: Call (800) 914-4887 to schedule. We recommend you make an appointment 4-6 weeks before your trip.
  Phone: (800) 914-4887
  Address: Orange County Health Care Agency Clinic 
               1725 West 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706
  Directions and Parking: Cross streets are 17th Street and College. Parking is available in the back lot of the building on College. From the back parking lot, walk towards the red brick building. Map and driving directions to the Travel Immunization Clinic.  

What services are offered at the Travel Immunization Clinic?

We offer travel immunizations (vaccines) for Orange County residents, pre-travel counseling, and prescriptions to prevent a malaria infection.

What do I need to know before my visit?  

  • Services are for Orange County residents.
  • Call (800) 914-4887 to make an appointment 4-6 weeks before your trip. You must make an appointment for us to see you. We do not take walk-ins.
  • There is a charge for travel immunizations (vaccines). You must pay at the time of your visit. We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.  Travel immunizations (vaccines) are not covered by Medicare or Medi-Cal and may or may not be covered by your insurance.       

Note:  Please contact your insurance to check your coverage for travel vaccines and medications.  If needed, we can provide an itemized bill that you can give to your insurance for reimbursement.

How much do travel immunizations (vaccines) cost?

Click on this document to see our prices. The document shows price information in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

What should I bring to my visit?

  1. Immunization Record (Yellow Card): If you have your immunization record (yellow card), please bring it with you to your appointment. This will help us know what shots you have received so we can avoid giving you unnecessary shots.  
  2. Travel Itinerary: Please bring a list of the cities and countries that you will be visiting. Please include the dates you plan on staying in each country.
  3. Travel Immunization Questionnaire: Please print and fill out the Travel Immunization Questionnaire.  Click on the link below to download the questionnaire.
    Download and complete this “Travel Immunization Questionnaire.” The questionnaire must be completed every time you come to the clinic for an appointment.

    Download this “Medications that Suppress the Immune System” list. It will help you answer the last question in the “Medication Section” of the questionnaire.
     
    If you cannot print the questionnaire at home, we will have it at our clinic.Call (800) 914-4887 if you have any questions about how to complete the questionnaire.
  4. Medications:  Please bring a list of your current medications (over the counter and prescription). Please make sure to include the dosage of the medications.

Frequently Asked Questions 

When should I get my travel immunizations (vaccines)?

See your doctor or schedule an appointment with our Travel Immunization Clinic at least 4-6 weeks before your trip. It can take 2-3 weeks for the body to build up enough protection after getting the first dose of a vaccine. Some immunizations (vaccines) need to be given in more than one dose. You may need to come back to our clinic more than once to finish getting all the doses. 

What travel immunizations (vaccines) should I get before my trip?

The type of travel immunizations you need depends on the countries or places you are planning to visit. Please check with your doctor and visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Travel webpage to get more information on travel health and immunizations (vaccines).  
It is important that you are up to date with routine vaccines like the measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (Tdap) vaccine, poliovirus vaccine, and influenza (flu) vaccine before your trip.

What immunizations (vaccines) are offered at the Travel Immunization Clinic?

We try to offer the following vaccines, but there may be times when we do not have all vaccines available.
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis A&B (Twinrix)
Meningitis
MMR (measles/mumps/rubella)
Polio
Rabies
Td/Tdap (Tetanus)
Typhoid (oral and injectable)
Yellow Fever

What if the immunization (vaccine) that I need is not available at the Travel Immunization Clinic?

Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Travel webpage for a list of travel immunization providers near you. 

What can I do to protect myself from malaria?

If you are traveling to an area where malaria is a risk, talk to a doctor about getting a prescription to prevent a malaria infection. There are no immunizations (vaccines) for malaria. You can make an appointment to see a doctor at the Travel Immunization Clinic. Call (800) 914-4887 to schedule a malaria prescription appointment at the clinic.

Other Resources

CDC Travelers’ Health – Information about travel health, safety, and immunizations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

US State Department - Information about travel health and safety.

Contact Information

Appointment Line
For more information about the Travel Immunization Clinic call the Appointment Line.
        (800) 914-4887 

Page Last Updated: October 16, 2017