International Travel

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International Travel and Health

For information regarding specific vaccines needed for international travel by destination, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Traveler's Health website at or you may call 1 800-232-4636. For all other questions, please call the DSHS Immunization Unit at 800-252-9152 or email

 Sites Relating to International Travel

  • Travelers' Health
    Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Infectious Disease
    Information Concerning Destinations, Outbreaks, Diseases, Vaccinations, Traveling with Children, Special Needs Travelers, Cruise Ships and Air Travel.
  • Yellow Book, Health Information for International Travel
    Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Infectious Disease
    Vaccination Information; Yellow Fever Vaccine Requirements and Information on Malaria Risk and Chloroquine Resistance, By Country; Specific Recommendations for Vaccinations and Disease Prevention; Health Hints for the International Traveler; Geographic Distribution of Potential Health Hazards to Travelers.
  • International Travel and Health
    World Health Organization
    Find information about the risks to which travellers are exposed and the precautions needed to protect their health. Access information by a map or country list. Includes disease maps, checklist for the traveller.
  • Countries
    World Health Organization
    Indicators and disease outbreak information (including disease outbreak news) organized by country name.
  • Bureau of Consular Affairs
    U.S. Department of State
    Travel warnings and announcements, travel publications, lists of doctors/hospitals abroad, Medevac/medical insurance.
  • Traveling with Children
    Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Infectious Disease
    Overall Immunization Schedule for Children, Vaccination Recommendations for Infants and Children, Pregnancy, Breast-Feeding, and Travel, Food and Water Precautions and Travelers' Diarrhea Prevention.

     Links to external sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may also not be accessible to persons with disabilities.