Travel vaccines

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Travelers should be provided with a written record of all vaccines administered (patient-retained record), preferably using the international vaccination certificate (required in the case of yellow fever vaccination).

Category Vaccine
1. Routine vaccination
Diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis (DTaP)
or tetanus/diphtheria for age 7+ (Td)
Hepatitis B (HBV)
Haemophilus influenzae type b (HIB)
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
Poliomyelitis (IPV)
2. Selective vaccination determined by destination and risk factors
Hepatitis A (HAV)
Japanese encephalitis
Malaria (pills)
Meningococcal meningitis
Pneumococcal disease
Tick-borne encephalitis
Tuberculosis (BCG)
Typhoid fever
Yellow fever (for individual protection)
3. Mandatory vaccination

Yellow fever (for protection of vulnerable countries)
Meningococcal meningitis (for Hajj, Umra)


To find out which vaccines are needed for the region you will be visiting, you may go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Travelers' Health website. You will find a wealth of travel information at this site: food and water recommendations, disease outbreak areas, recommended precautions and much more. It's a great place to start, when planning a trip.

Routine adult and childhood vaccine recommendations, required vaccines for LDS missionaries, a list of travel clinics throughout the state and other valuable travel information is available on the Utah Immunization Program website:

Childhood Immunization Recommendations
Adult Immunization Recommendations
Missionary Immunization Recommendations
Utah Travel Clinics

You may also call the Utah Immunization Program Hotline at 1-800-275-0659 for additional questions or information.

If you are planning on traveling out of the country, make sure your immunization needs are assessed and your vaccinations completed in plenty of time to assure immunity. Most vaccines build immunity in approximately one week to ten days. However, immunizing against some diseases requires multiple vaccinations and may take six months or more to complete. Be sure to find out which vaccines you will need as soon as you know your travel plans. Remember that vaccine immunity may be the most important thing you bring with you!

Visit the links under Travel Vaccines for additional information about travel vaccines.

Utah Travel Clinics
Missionary Immunization Recommendations
Yellow Fever Vaccination
Travel Vaccine Resources

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