Internal Medicine Travel Clinic
Yellow Fever Vaccine Temporarily Unavailable
(See below for details)
Let us help you plan for safe and healthy travel.
For appointments, call 984-974-4462.
International travel carries risks, but many of those risks can be mitigated by taking a few precautions. Take time to plan for safe and healthy travel. During your visit our doctors will review your itinerary and help you decide which immunizations and which medications will be right for you. Immunizations given two weeks before departure can prevent hepatitis, typhoid fever, yellow fever and Japanese encephalitis. Medications can prevent malaria, shorten the course of travelers’ diarrhea and reduce your risk of altitude sickness. We will give you the information you need to choose the treatments that will be best for you.
Clinic hours and appointments:
- To request an appointment call the UNC Internal Medicine Clinic – 984-974-4462
- The clinic operates 9-5 on Wednesdays. Appointments may be made on other days by special request.
- The clinic is located within the Internal Medicine Clinic in the Ambulatory Care Building.
To prepare for your visit:
- Bring your itinerary. We need to know what countries you are visiting and in some cases we need to know what regions of a country you will visit.
- Bring your immunization record. If you don’t have one, contact your doctor’s office and ask for a record of all your immunizations.
- Visit the clinic at least 2 weeks before departure to give vaccines a chance to work.
- The standard charge for a consultation in the travel clinic is $123. Most insurance companies pay for this preventive service, but some will not. The charge is reduced to $74 for patients who are uninsured (self pay).
- Many insurance policies will cover the cost of some immunizations. The clinic will file these charges, but will expect you to pay for any costs that are not covered.
Travel Medicine Resources:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health
- WHO Travel Health
- State Department Security Alerts
- CIA World Factbook
- Fit for Travel
- US Dept. of State Passport Services
- Yellow Fever Vaccine
- Travelers’ Diarrhea
- Malaria Prevention
- Jet Lag
- Altitude Sickness
- Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine
Yellow Fever Vaccine
There is a national shortage of yellow fever vaccine and our clinic can no longer get it. Many travelers who think they need the yellow fever vaccine can actually travel safely without it and we can help you figure out if you really need it. We can also refer you to a clinic that provides it. If we refer you to Campus Health, they will charge you for the vaccine, but will not repeat a full travel evaluation. If you were vaccinated over 10 years ago, we can also restamp your immunization record and make note that the vaccine is now good for a lifetime. If, however, you are visiting a country that requires the vaccine for entry, you may want to go elsewhere for your travel visit. In our area, Campus Health and Passport Health, both carry the vaccine and provide full travel consultations.
Campus Health Services (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Emergency Dr Rm 3
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Passport Health Triangle
8450 Chapel Hill Rd, Suite 205
Cary, NC 27513
Complete list of countries requiring yellow fever vaccine:
Central African Republic
Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo