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Travel Services

If you plan to study or travel abroad during your time at GW, the Colonial Health Center is happy to provide certain necessary vaccinations and prescrption.

If you know what immunizations you need or would like a consultation to determine requirements, please schedule a travel-related appointment during our vaccination hours.  Please plan your appointments with the CHC 4-6 weeks prior to your departure. 

Please have a copy of any prior immunization dates on hand during travel-related visits to the CHC.

  • If you are studying abroad, bring your program-specific paperwork and application to your appointment.
  • If your program requires a physical exam, please schedule this separately with one of our medical providers.
  • If you need a certain medication (for altitude sickness, sleeping medication, etc.), a separate medical appointment may be necessary.
  • If you are traveling abroad independently, you can research recommended immunizations for your destination at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and make an appointment for any necessary vaccinations.

Please note that we do not administer the Yellow Fever vaccination, but you may contact the GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) Travelers' Clinic at 202-741-3333 or the Travelers' Medical Service of Washington at 202-466-8109.