Foreign Travel and Health Information
The Macomb County Health Department offers basic country-specific information for international travellers that can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler's Health website and the U.S. Department of State website, including tips for travelling abroad.
The information we provide may include:
- General health issues and vaccines that are required or recommended before travel,
- Country information, U.S. Embassy and consulate locations, and
- A list of travel clinics in our area that provides vaccines not available at the Health Department, and advice about other health concerns you may have.
We highly recommend that you become as familiar as possible with your destination before you go. There are travel books for any country at bookstores and public libraries. The books have detailed information about safety, hotels, restaurants, maps, and local attractions for any spending level. If your library does not have the one you need, you can ask for it to be sent from another library that does - talk to your librarian if you need help.
Plan Ahead: Travel Immunizations Before You Depart
Some travel immunizations are available from the Macomb County Health Department Immunization Clinic, but some, such as typhoid, yellow fever, and Japanese Encephalitis are only available at private travel clinics. Don't wait until the last minute - you may need 2 or 3 vaccines to complete a series.
For additional specific information on destinations, travel health notices, and other precautions, visit CDC Traveler's Health
If you would like information about your travel destination, please call (586) 783-8190 or email us now.