Travel Medicine Services
First Floor, Outpatient Clinic
Travel Medicine hours and appointments
Travel Medicine Services offers pre-travel planning, immunizations, travel-related prescriptions, education, and post-travel evaluation of medical problems acquired abroad. Travelers who have a chronic medical condition, are pregnant, or are traveling to Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Eastern Europe and the NIS of the former Soviet Union, and the South Pacific (Except Australia and New Zealand) require advanced travel planning. Before preparing for travel abroad, check out some helpful Travel Tips.
To prevent injury and illness, Princeton University students should schedule a travel planning appointment at least 4 to 6 weeks prior to departure. If travel is going to occur before 4-6 weeks, it is still best to schedule an appointment in order to provide some measure of protection. Students must bring all required forms to this appointment. The travel planning appointment must occur before any immunizations will be given. During the appointment, the clinician will review the student’s vaccination record and discuss safety precautions that should be taken while traveling in the particular area(s). If a physical examination is needed, it must be scheduled through a separate appointment.
Students planning to travel in numerous countries and across different continents should schedule their travel planning appointment at least 10 weeks before departure. In most cases, traveling across different geographical areas and through various developing countries increases the number of required vaccinations.