Global Education

Pre-departure Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Travelers should review the health information contained on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for each country they plan to visit and discuss any concerns with their doctor or a travel medical professional.

International Travel Consultation, Immunizations and Vaccinations

Travelers should schedule a travel medical consultation with a health care professional well in advance of traveling abroad to obtain the necessary immunizations, vaccinations and prophylactic medicines. If prescribed abroad, preventative medicines are not covered under the supplemental travel insurance.

Travel Consultations are available at the Wilce Student Health Center and cost $60. Students may schedule an appointment online via My BuckMD Connection or by calling 614-292-4321. It is best to schedule an appointment a minimum of three months in advance of your travel date as some immunizations require a series of appointments and many prophylactic medicines must be started prior to travel to be effective.  

Travel to Countries with Requirements or Recommendations for Yellow Fever Vaccine

Yellow fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas in Africa and South America. Yellow fever vaccination may be recommended or required for entry into certain countries.

Due to a global shortage of YF Vax, Ohio State travel clinics (including the Wilce Student Health Center and the Rardin Travel and Immunization Center) cannot currently provide the vaccine.

An alternate yellow fever vaccine, Stamaril, is available at two certified clinics in central Ohio, and each location provides complete travel consultations. Ohio State is currently not a certified site for Stamaril. Travelers should schedule an appointment 4 - 6 weeks prior to travel and are advised to inquire about potential discounts for group appointments and/or service and volunteer experiences.

Travel Health Services LLC Dublin

7219 Sawmill Road

Dublin, Ohio 43016


Passport Health Dublin

5650 Blazer Parkway

Dublin, Ohio 43017

877-358-8648 or online

Additional locations of certified clinics for Stamaril outside of central Ohio can be located on the CDC website.