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 http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel.

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 under 18 years of age)
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)
  • Yellow Fever (prescription needed for individuals under age 18 and older than 60. The 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 eyeglasses or contact lenses, consider taking an extra pair, and/or a copy of your prescription.
  • 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 health care provider about medication for altitude sickness

CDC Travel Information

Information about Malaria

World Health Organization travel information

Need a passport?

You can get a passport at these locations in Clermont County:

Bethel Post Office
213 N. East Street
Bethel, OH 45106
513-734-1617

Clermont Common Pleas Court
513-732-7130

Milford Post Office
100 Castleberry Court
Milford, OH 45150
513-831-1437

Loveland Post Office
200 Loveland-Madeira Road
Loveland, OH 45140
513-683-8052

Milford/Miami Township Title Office
1011 Lila Avenue
Milford, OH 45150
513-732-8039

Beechmont Title Office
550 Ohio Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45255
513-732-8025