International Travel Immunizations

When you make your plans to travel overseas, make sure you have the required immunizations. Depending on your travel plans (and personal health history), one or more vaccines may be recommended or required for safe travel to your destination.

All travel immunizations at Clermont County Public Health are based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. Immunization recommendations and requirements for your destination can be found by visiting the CDC website at

Most immunizations must be received well in advance of planned travel to offer the best protection from disease. Some immunizations require more than one dose, which may require a longer amount of time to complete—plan on scheduling your appointment one to six months in advance of your departure.

Clermont County Public Health provides the following vaccinations for international travel:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Polio
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
  • TdaP (Tetanus, Diptheria, and Pertussis)
  • Influenza
  • Injectable Typhoid (prescription needed if younger than 18).
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)
  • Yellow Fever (prescription needed for individuals younger than 18 and older than 60. Yellow fever vaccination certificate is not valid until 10 days after vaccination). 


We recommend that you discuss your immunization needs with your primary healthcare provider to ensure that you are adequately protected during your travels. Your primary healthcare provider can prescribe anti-malarial medications for you if recommended for travel to your chosen destination. For more information on malaria prevention, click here.


Call 513-735-8400 for more information or to schedule an appointment for your immunizations.

Additional Health Considerations

If you take prescription medications, be sure to take an adequate supply for your trip and bring a copy of your prescription.

If you have a chronic medical condition or allergies, carry a card or wear a bracelet stating your condition.

Avoid insect bites to minimize your risk of insect-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, Zika virus, and chikungunya.

While traveling, do not buy medications over the counter unless you are familiar with the product.

If you wear glasses or contacts, bring an extra pair or a copy of your prescription with you.

Educate yourself on the location and availability of emergency medical services in your destination location.

Travel Tips

Do not drink, consume ice made with, or brush your teeth with tap water. Safe beverage choices include canned or bottled beverages or drinks made with boiled water.

Eat foods that are fresh, well-cooked, and still hot. Avoid fresh fruits and vegetables unless they can be peeled using clean hands and cutlery.

Dress appropriately for the climate. In hot regions, wear adequate sun protection, and avoid strenuous activity when temperatures are high. Ask your healthcare provider about medication for altitude. sickness.