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All program participants are encouraged to make appointments with their family physician or University Health Service (UHS) for a physical and to determine if vaccinations are needed.
Plan ahead to make appointments and start as soon as your travel plans are confirmed, preferably at least 6–8 weeks before departure, because:
- Some immunizations take weeks to reach optimum effectiveness, and some are given in series.
- Appointments are limited before peak travel times (December, before Spring Break, April and May).
- You may need time to locate your immunization records, which you need in order for UHS staff to give you additional immunizations.
For details on how to schedule an appointment, visit the UHS Travel Clinic.
For more information about the country-specific vaccines you might need, consult the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's interactive resource for travelers.