Study Abroad and University Sponsored Travel


Please see our Zika Information page for travel warnings regarding the Zika Virus.


Please see the link below to interactive maps to assess your travel risk.  These recommendations will change over time, so please keep yourself up to date regarding travel advisories.

Routine Vaccinations Recommended for Most Travel:
  • TDP (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis) series
  • Polio series
  • MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella) series
  • Hepatitis B series
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • Meningococcal
  • Ppd (tuberculin skin test) 
Strongly Recommended for Most Travel:
  • Hepatitis A series
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis booster if needed
  • Typhoid vaccine within last 2 years
  • Current Influenza vaccine

Depending on where you travel, you may need to have a tuberculin skin test 4 weeks after you return to the US.

The staff at UHS will determine which vaccines you need for your trip based on your immunization record and your destination.  There are vaccines such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis, and Yellow Fever that we do not carry.  These vaccines can be found at the clinics listed below. 

Malaria Prophylaxis if Needed:

Malaria medication efficacy varies from country to country and even within each region of some countries.  Because of the changing nature of malaria resistance to prophylactic drugs, it is important that you know exactly where you will be traveling.  UHS will prescribe malaria medication, preferably with a specific list given to you by your professor.

Information about vaccines and malaria prophylaxis can be found by destination at the CDC Travel site.  We highly recommend researching this site for information regarding what you might need for your travels.  Please call UHS at x1270 for an appointment well in advance of travel; vaccines require at least 2 weeks for immunoprotective antibody levels to rise. 

Alternative Travel Clinics:

Hamilton County Health Department, Chattanooga

Vanderbilt Travel Medicine Clinic, Nashville

Nashville Travel Medicine