Ready to go on a trip? Do your research. Find out what vaccinations you will need for travel to a particular area of the world at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Once you know what vaccines you need, check out our list of vaccines for which are available in Health Services.

Once your trip is confirmed

Schedule an appointment with our travel office as soon as possible to allow adequate time to complete any series of immunizations (about four to six weeks before your trip, or longer if a series may be needed).

At your appointment, a nurse will discuss required and recommended immunizations for your trip. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions about travel safety, common medications, etc. Travel consultations will take approximately 30 minutes.

Your visit will be billed to your insurance carrier, but we cannot guarantee payment. Please verify your insurance coverage prior to your appointment. Co-pays, deductibles, and charges not covered by your insurance will be your responsibility. Please note that we do not bill Medicaid, Medicare, Champus or TriCare.

Calvin program group travel

If you are traveling with a Calvin group, there may be vaccines specific to your trip that are required. Once we receive a confirmed roster from Off-Campus Programs, you will receive correspondence from Health Services, detailing your next steps.

Complete the travel module

If you are travelling abroad with a Calvin-sponsored program, make sure to complete the travel health module. Important information regarding your travel is covered in this presentation. At the end of the presentation, you will be asked to complete and submit an Acknowledgment of Completion form. Once submitted, you will receive an e-mail detailing how to make your appointment and additional paperwork pertinent to your trip.

The presentation takes 10–15 minutes on average to complete. It will help you make the best use of your travel health visit, and help you learn how to protect yourself and make informed decisions. This presentation does not provide personalized recommendations (that’s the purpose of your travel health visit). Even community members may view the Travel Module for information pertinent to travel abroad.