Travel And Geographic Medicine Clinic Your Visit

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Who and When to Call for an Appointment

  • To schedule an appointment, call 617-355-5945

  • The Travel and Geographic Clinic is open Monday and Friday mornings, 8:30-11:00 am

  • As soon as you know when you are traveling, call us to schedule an appointment

  • Vaccines should be received at least 4-6 weeks before travel

  • When calling to make an appointment, please inform us of any other vaccines or immunizations you recently received

What to Do Before You Arrive

  • Fax (617 730-0335) a referral from your primary care physician (if required according to your insurance plan)

  • Fax (617 730-0335) a copy of everyone's immunization record whom will have an appointment with the clinic

  • Compile a list of medications you or your child is taking

  • Fax (617 730-0335) a pre-authorization form from you and your child's insurance company (if required according to your insurance plan)

 What to Bring to an Appointment

  • Travel itinerary (dates and locations of where you will go and where you will stay while traveling)

  • A copy of everyone's immunization record whom will have an appointment with the clinic

  • Lists of medications you or your child is taking

  • Anyone under the age of 18 who is scheduled to receive an immunization with the clinic, must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian

Appointments are recommended at least 4 weeks prior to traveling in order to complete all the necessary travel immunizations and counseling.


Before visiting the Travel Clinic or departing for travel, we highly recommend you visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's website, as it is full of pertinent information regarding regional diseases and how to minimize potential risk.


What the Travel Clinic Does Not Provide

  • School vaccinations
  • Influenza vaccinations
  • Services for walk-in patients
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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