Travel Immunizations

The City-County Health Department (CCHD) International Travel Clinic offers pre-travel counseling and immunizations for adults and children who are planning to travel outside of the United States.

  • If you are planning a trip anywhere in the world except Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or Northern Europe, travel immunizations are recommended. In some areas of South America and Africa, Yellow Fever immunization is required.
  • We suggest visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to view current required and recommended vaccines for your destination.
  • Prior to visiting CCHD to receive your travel immunizations, we recommend speaking with your insurance provider about what travel vaccines are covered in your plan.
  • Because several weeks may be required to complete a needed vaccine series, we recommend your initial visit to CCHD be at least 6 to 8 weeks before departure. If this is not possible, we will meet your travel health needs as completely as time allows.
  • For any additional questions about recommended or required vaccines and CCHD prices, please call 406-454-6950

Travel Consultation

The travel consultation includes:

  • Country by country analysis of your travel itinerary and review of previous immunizations
  • Designated official vaccination center for Yellow Fever
  • Information about general travel health topics and advisories
  • Information on food and water precautions
  • International Certificate of Yellow Fever vaccination provided
  • Malaria prevention counseling
  • Travel immunizations

Traveling with Children

If you are traveling with your child(ren), under the age of 18, the child will need a prescription from their health care provider to receive the following vaccinations at CCHD:

  • Menactra (Meningococcal Vaccine)- Children ages 2 to 11 years. If the child is less than two years old, the vaccination must be given at your Health Care Provider's office.
  • Typhoid Fever Vaccination (Injection) - Children ages 2 to 17. If the child is less than two years old, the vaccination must be given at your Health Care Provider's office.
  • Yellow Fever Vaccine - Children ages 10 months to 17 years. If the child is 9 months or less, the vaccination must be given at your Health Care Provider's office.

If You Are over the Age of 65

To receive Yellow Fever Vaccine you will need a prescription from your Health Care Provider.

If You Are Pregnant

  • Prescriptions for Anti-Malarial or Typhoid must be given by your Health Care Provider.
  • A prescription for your Health Care Provider is required for any immunization.