Immunization Program : Vaccines for International Travel

Most American who have kept their immunizations current can travel with little problem. However, there are still risks of acquiring illness when traveling internationally. In general, these risks depend on the area of the world you are visiting and the length of your stay. Travelers to developing countries are at greater risk than those traveling in developed areas.

In all cases, it is wise to review immunization records and research immunization information in the early planning stages of your trip. Some countries require yellow fever vaccination if the itinerary stops in a country that has an outbreak: even if no one leaves the plane. Additionally, some vaccinations require multiple doses and take several months to complete.

At the minimum, it is important to be certain that the tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap) booster is current. Other areas to check include yellow fever, hepatitis, polio and malaria.

Check with your physician, the state or http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/content/vaccinations.aspx before you travel.

In the United States, yellow fever vaccination clinics are state-approved. Each state's health department reports approved clinics to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Due to the expense and short shelf life of these vaccines, only a few clinics offer these immunizations.


For a full list of the approved travel vaccine(Yellow Fever) clinics in Nebraska, please click here.


Contact Information

Immunization Program
PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
Phone: (402) 471-6423 or (800) 798-1696
FAX: (402 471-6426
Email:  DHHS.Immunization@nebraska.gov