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Travel Services

If you will be studying or traveling abroad during your time at the George Washington University (GW), Medical Services at the Colonial Health Center (CHC) is happy to provide certain necessary vaccinations.

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

  • If you are studying abroad, obtain your program-specific paperwork and application, and bring it with you to your appointment.
  • If your program requires a physical exam, please indicate this when scheduling your appointment.
  • If a special medication is required, such as those 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.