Travel Health Consultation
Marymount University's Student Health Center (SHC) provides students with travel health education and vaccinations prior to their departure for study or travel abroad.
Things to know:
Travel appointment consultations typically include:
- Once you know your travel destination (s) please make your appointment. Ideally the appointment should take place at least 4-6 weeks in advance of your travel.
- Bring your most current immunization record to your appointment.
- Bring your detailed travel itinerary to your appointment.
- Bring your insurance card to your appointment.
Please note that a $25 charge will be incurred for the initial travel health consultation and there may be additional charges for vaccines depending on the traveler's needs. Charges are payable when services are rendered.
For appointments or questions please call the Student Health Center at 703.284.1610.
- Review of travel and medical history, including medications, allergies and vaccine status
- Education related to sun exposure, insect and animal precautions, airline health and jet lag, traveler's diarrhea, altitude and motion sickness, food and water safety, and accidents and personal safety
- Prescription of prophylactic medications as necessary
- Vaccination administration as necessary
Additional information regarding travel abroad is provided by the Center for Global Education.
Important Zika Virus Update
Zika is a virus transmitted by mosquitoes. It can be passed from person to person through intimate contact, as well as from mother's to babies during childbirth. Overall, for the majority of patient's Zika has a mild presentation characterized by a few days of joint aches, fever, rash and red eyes.
If you are a pregnant women and become infected with Zika during pregnancy there is a chance that your fetus will have a congenital (birth) abnormality. If you are pregnant, you should consider postponing travel to areas with Zika.
Currently there is no vaccine or medication to prevent or treat Zika, however severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.
Zika outbreaks have occurred in multiple countries, including the United States.
The best ways to protect yourself include protecting yourself from mosquitos bites. Specific measures include appropriate use of insect repellent and covering exposed skin.
For the most current Zika information and additional ways to protect yourself, please visit: Center for Disease Control and Prevention
or Virginia Health Department