Pre-travel consultation encouraged for students traveling abroad

As students prepare for their education abroad experiences, they are encouraged to schedule a pre-travel health consultation as an important part of that preparation. During the travel consult appointment, your student can expect to review immunizations, past medical history, current medications, as well as receive specific information regarding the travel destinations. 

Additional topics covered at the time of the appointment include: diseases (both vaccine preventable as well as non-vaccine preventable), safety tips to avoid illness and injury, food and water precautions, jet lag prevention and treatment, motion sickness information and traveler's diarrhea prevention and treatment.

Due to immunization administration schedules, it is best that your student make an appointment ASAP.  Some immunizations need to be given weeks before departure to be effective. 

Parents of CSB students - please encourage your daughter to call CSB Health Services at 320-363-5605 to schedule a travel consult. There is no fee for the travel consult at CSB, however there are charges for vaccines.  Appointment slots are limited.

Parents of SJU students - please encourage your son to contact the HealthPartners Central MN Clinics Saint John's Campus at 320-203-2430. 

Other options include the CentraCare Clinic Health Plaza Family Medicine (320-229-4917) or your local health care provider. 

 

Additional travel abroad information available at:

•       Center for Disease Control (http://www.cdc.gov/)

•       World Health Organization (http://www.who.int/en/)