Houston Travel Vaccines

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Yellow fever, polio, measles vaccinations in Houston, Katy, Woodlands, Sugarland, Pasadena, Galveston Texas 2023.

Houston, Texas Travel Vaccines 2023

Travel vaccination services for yellow fever, polio, measles, dengue, cholera, and other travel-related diseases in Houston, Katy (77494), Woodlands (77345), Galveston (77550), Pasadena (77015), League City (77058), Sugarland (77496), and UT Health located at 6410 Fannin Street, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77030, are available at certified vaccine providers. 

As of 2023, the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests scheduling a vaccination appointment one month before traveling internationally. Pre-departure vaccination appointments can be requested in Texas at Precision Vax.

Yellow Fever Vaccines in Houston, Texas

Yellow fever vaccination services are available in Houston clinics and pharmacies. In addition, the YF-Vax® single-dose Yellow Fever vaccine is available. This vaccine generates maximum immunity after ten days. And while it's no longer available in the U.S., the Stamaril® vaccine is offered in various countries by Sanofi Pasteur.

Yellow Fever Vaccination Card

Known as the 'yellow card,' the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) may be required to enter certain countries, such as Brazil, Uganda, and India, with increased disease risks for visitors. The ICVP is available following vaccination at certified yellow fever vaccination centers. In addition, the U.S. CDC lists Yellow Fever endemic countries in South America and certain African countries. As of May 2023, the WHO published an updated Country List to identify which countries require an ICVP to enter. 

Vaccine Travel Alerts For Houston, Texas.

As of August 2023, neither the U.S. CDC, the CDC Health Advisory Network, nor the U.S. Department of State had issued a Travel Advisory focused on Houston, Texas. However, the Houston Health Department, Harris County Public Health (HCPH), and the Texas Department of State Health Services issued COVID-19, mpox, West Nile virus, and influenza advisories in 2022. In addition, HCPH announced on April 25, 2023, residents should take precautions against malaria. Recent data indicate tuberculosis (TB) rates are accelerating in Houston, Texas, in 2023. The HCPH TB Elimination Program offers a variety of services aimed at TB prevention

Travel Vaccines 2023

Travel vaccinations include but are not limited to the following vaccines:

Cholera - VaxChora vaccine remains in limited availability in the U.S. in 2023.

Dengue - Dengvaxia may be needed when visiting Puerto Rico. The Qdenga vaccine is now authorized in several countries but not the U.S.

Hajj and Umrah - Several vaccinations are required to enter the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Malaria - Two vaccines are available in Africa

Measles - MMR, Proquad, and Priorix are available in the U.S. Measles outbreaks continue worldwide in 2023.

Mpox - Jynneos vaccine and TPOXX oral treatment are U.S. FDA-authorized. The Houston Health Department staff offers free mpox vaccines across Houston during 2023.

Polio vaccines - IPOL vaccine is advised for international travelers visiting at-risk countries.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Harris County Public Health highlights herpes, HIV, HPV, and other diseases.

Tuberculosis - BCG vaccine is approved, but availability is limited in Houston, where TB cases have increased in 2023.

Typhoid - Vivotif and Typbar TCV vaccines are available.

Travel Vaccine Price

Travel vaccine discount options and price information are listed at InstantRx™.

Travel Vaccine News 2023

Vax-Before-Travel publishes research-based travel vaccine news.

Houston Texas Airports

Travel vaccination services are offered at pharmacies and travel clinics near Houston, Texas, at the following airports: George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (IAH) is located at 2800 N Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032. More than three million travelers moved through IAH airport in January 2023. And located in south Houston at 7800 Airport Blvd, 77061, Southwest Airlines operates from Hobby Airport (HOU). The Houston Executive Airport at the Henriksen Jet Center is the preferred Houston FBO. And Galveston Island's Scholes International Airport (GLS) began service in 1931. Scholes Airport is operated at 2115 Terminal Dr, Galveston, TX 77554, by the City of Galveston and is categorized by the FAA as a 'General Aviation Reliever Airport.'