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Posted on: May 3, 2023

Health and Human Services offering vaccines related to international travel

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Individuals interested in being vaccinated prior to international travel can now receive the services they need locally as part of the New Hanover County Health and Human Services International Travel Clinic.

The clinic, which will begin seeing patients by appointment starting Tuesday, May 9, will provide a variety of vaccines, including Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies, Typhoid Fever, and other routine vaccinations.

“The types of immunizations needed to be protected for travel abroad are not always easy to find as primary medical providers aren’t able to have these vaccinations on-hand, often requiring residents to drive several hours away to receive these crucial services,” said Health Director Jon Campbell.  “This International Travel Clinic is something we believe will fill a need for our residents and will help keep them safe as they explore the world.”

Those interested in the clinic will need to sign-up through an online portal for a consultation with clinical staff from New Hanover County Health and Human Services. A link to the consultation request form can be found by using the QR code on the International Travel Clinic brochure. Appointments for vaccines will be scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Payment for the consultation and vaccines will be collected at the time of service. While insurance does not traditionally cover travel vaccines, Health and Human Services will file a claim and provide reimbursement if insurance does cover the claim.

For more information on the International Travel Clinic or to sign up for an appointment, email or call 910-798-6529.

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