For appointments or questions, call 507-255-7763 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday.

About appointments

Appointments:

  • Should be scheduled four to six weeks prior to planned departure to ensure all vaccinations can be completed and effective. Long-term overseas travel (for example, expatriation) requires appointments at least six months prior to departure.
  • Appointments generally last for 30 to 60 minutes, depending on complexity.
  • Education and advice will be provided during the appointment.
  • Most vaccinations will also be administered at the clinic during your visit. For certain vaccines, such as rabies or Japanese encephalitis vaccines, you may need to return for booster shots, either before or, in the case of hepatitis A vaccine, after your travel.

Things to bring to your appointment:

  • Your detailed itinerary of activities planned.
  • All immunization records.
  • A complete list of medications you take regularly.
  • A completed travel questionnaire to help us give the most accurate recommendations.

Prescriptions

Have your local doctor perform a medical examination before your travel and have him or her refill all regular medication(s) prior to travel. Prescriptions given for prophylactic or preventive medications/vaccinations can be filled at the Mayo Clinic pharmacies or a pharmacy of choice.

Insurance coverage

Some medical insurance policies do not cover travel preparation consultation or vaccinations. Contact your insurance provider prior to scheduling an appointment to determine coverage. Patients are responsible for payment of medical services, regardless of coverage.

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