Austin Travel Vaccines

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November 29, 2022

Austin, Texas Travel Vaccines

Travel vaccination services are available at health clinics and pharmacies in the greater Austin, Texas, 78701 area. Most travel vaccines should be administered one month before visiting countries with disease outbreaks.

As of November 25, 2022, pre-departure travel vaccination appointments for yellow fever, polio, measles, and other vaccine-preventable diseases can be requested at this Vax-Before-Travel link. For example, yellow fever vaccinations should be completed ten days before departure.

Yellow Fever Vaccine in Austin, Texas

The yellow fever vaccination is generally recommended by the U.S. HHS for people living in or traveling to yellow fever endemic areas. The single-dose Yellow Fever (Stamaril, YF-Vax) vaccine, yellow fever cards, and travel advice are offered by pharmacies in Austin, Texas. Yellow fever vaccination generates durable immunity after about ten days.

Proof of previous yellow fever vaccination is required by about thirty countries and encouraged by the U.S. CDC when visiting certain countries in AfricaBrazil, Central America, and Trinidad in the Caribbean. International Certificates of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) cards are available at certified yellow fever vaccination centers. ICVPs are checked at various countries' points of entry (airport, cruise) and challenged by local authorities for meeting the WHO standard

If you or your child has had an MMR vaccine, you or they need to wait at least four weeks before getting the yellow fever vaccine. If it is not possible to leave a 4-week gap, the yellow fever vaccine should be given, but an additional dose of MMR should be considered at a later date. 

Yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes, says the CDC. Initial yellow fever symptoms include fever, headache, jaundice, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, and fatigue. However, a small proportion of patients who contract the virus develop severe symptoms, and approximately half of those die within 7 to 10 days, says the WHO.

The WHO's global strategy to Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics is a comprehensive, multi-component, and multi-partner initiative that aims at preparing the international health community facing the increased risk of urban outbreaks of yellow fever.

Travel Alerts For Austin, Texas.

As of November 29, 2022, neither the U.S. CDC, the Health Advisory Network, nor the U.S. Department of State had issued an Advisory focused on Austin, Texas.

Previously, Austin Public Health (APH) and Travis County Health (78701) had issued COVID-19, monkeypox, and influenza advisories. And the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) issued a monkeypox alert on June 7, 2022. And on October 22, 2022, the DSHS and APH recommended eligible Texans get vaccinated to protect themselves from the influenza virus. On November 27, 2022, APH reported Flu Activity was very high ahead of the 2022 Holiday Season.

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) confirmed that non-US citizens' COVID-19 vaccination requirements remain effective until at least January 8, 2023.

Travel Vaccination Service

Austin, Texas pharmacies such as Tarrytown Pharmacy, located at 2727 Exposition Blvd Suite 105, Austin, TX 78703, and HEB Pharmacy at UT Health, located at 1601 Trinity Street, Bldg. A, Ste. #105, Austin, TX 78712, offers pre-departure travel vaccination advice and services.

Travel Vaccines

Travel vaccination services offered include but are not limited to the following vaccines:

Monkeypox (ACAM2000, Jynneos, and the U.S. FDA-approved treatment TPOXX) - To get more information on available vaccines in the USA, contact a local health department.

Measles (Proquad, Priorix, MMR) There are measles outbreaks in various countries in Asia and Africa.

Hajj and Umrah (several vaccinations in addition to COVID-19 are required.)

Polio (IPOL,  Imovax Polio®, adults should consider a one-time booster before visiting counties in southern New York, NYC, Israel, or London)

Dengue (Dengvaxia, limited availability post diagnostic test; QDENGA® in Indonesia)

Cholera (Three WHO pre-qualified two-dose oral cholera vaccines: Dukoral®, Shanchol™, and Euvichol®, are used for international travelers) 

Typhoid (Vivotif, Typbar TCV)

Tuberculosis (BCG) This U.S. FDA-approved vaccine is not widely used in the USA. However, it is often given to children where TB is common.

Rabies (There are various rabies vaccines that can prevent infections before exposure to the rabies virus.)

Rotavirus (Rotarix)

Malaria (Mosquirix RTSS/AS01; Africa-only)

Chikungunya (pending 2023)

Vaccine Prices

Travel vaccine prices, including the yellow fever vaccine, and discount information are listed at InstantRx™.

Austin-Bergstrom International Aiport

The newly enhanced Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA), located at 3600 Presidential Blvd, Austin, TX 78719, is the second-fastest growing, mid-sized airport in the United States. More than 1.2 million travelers moved through Austin's airport in March 2022. As a result, ABIA is currently experiencing very high TSA screening activity and expects busy days to continue through the summer of 2022. On September 2, 2022, TSA stated it was prepared for increased passenger screening at the ABIA airport.

Austin-based employers with various international travelers include Dell (78664), Tesla (78725), and the University of Texas, located at 110 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78705.

Travel Vaccine News 2022

Vax-Before-Travel publishes fact-checked, research-based travel vaccine news curated for mobile readership. In addition, a free weekly newsletter is available at this link.

November 11, 2022 - The Yarmouk River reservoir in northern Israel detected cholera.

October 22, 2022 - Austin Public Health recommends flu shots and other preventive measures as the influenza positivity rate recently tripled.

October 12, 2022 - Cholera Outbreak in Haiti Turns Fatal.

October 11, 2022 - Poliovirus Emergency in NY Extended and Expanded.

October 3, 2022 - Austin Public Health announced the CDC recently changed eligibility to ensure at-risk individuals receive the Jynneos vaccine before they are exposed to the monkeypox virus rather than after a known or suspected exposure to the virus. 

September 28, 2022 - Minnesota confirmed the 12th measles case in 2022.

September 23, 2022 - Austin Public Health and others are partnering to provide free COVID-19 vaccination clinics around the county from Sept. 23 - Sept. 26, 2022.

September 21, 2022 - Meningitis Outbreaks in 'Africa's Belt' Continue in 2022.

September 13, 2022 - Vaccines designed to better protect people against new COVID-19 omicron subvariants are now available in the Austin, Texas, community. 

September 11, 2022 - The 2020-2023 Flu Season has yet to arrive in the UK.

September 8, 2022 - Asia and the Pacific Islands are confronting various dengue outbreaks.

September 7, 2022 - Yellow Fever Outbreaks Intensified in Africa.

September 6, 2022 - Zimbabwe Confirmed Measles Outbreaks in 2022.

September 4, 2022 - Bermuda Travel Requirements Clarified.

September 2, 2022 - Enhanced COVID-19 vaccine boosters became available in Europe.

August 31, 2022 - WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated, "We don't have to live with monkeypox."

August 28, 2022 - Naples, Florida, Confronts Dengue Fever.

August 25, 2022 - NYC confirmed West Nile Virus Carrying Mosquitoes.

August 22, 2022 - The Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed a new case of the Ebola Zaire virus in the city of Beni.

August 19, 2022 - Traveling to the Philippines Can Be Healthy.

August 15, 2022 - A Level 1 travel advisory for the Americas regarding active dengue virus outbreaks was updated by the U.S. CDC.

August 14, 2022 - Measles Outbreaks Confirmed in 2022.

August 14, 2022 - COVID-19, Monkeypox, and Polio Outbreaks Confront New Yorkers.

August 11, 2022 - Typbar TCV vaccine immunity in children can last three years.

August 5, 2022 - International Traveler Associated With New York's Local Poliovirus in Wastewater.

August 2, 2022 - South Florida Remains Under Dengue Advisory.

July 31, 2022 - According to the U.S. CDC, about thirty countries are 'endemic' for the mosquito-carrying yellow fever virus. 

July 28, 2022 - U.S. CDC Travel Advisories issued for Central American countries.

July 27, 2022 - Monkeypox Outbreak Concentrated in Lima, Peru.

July 26, 2022 - Haiti's Rabies Outbreak Issued A Travel Alert By The U.S. CDC.

July 22, 2022 - Africa's Access to Malaria Vaccines Increases.

July 21, 2022 - Austin Public Health is able to vaccinate people with Jynneos who identify as close contacts to presumptive and confirmed monkeypox cases.

July 20, 2022 - Yellow Fever vax co-administration found safe.

July 16, 2022 - COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Status extended by the WHO.

July 4, 2022 - Children Polio Vaccination Campaign in Israel Scores a Win.

March 3, 2022 - Japanese Encephalitis Outbreak in Australia Turns Fatal.

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