Houston Travel Vaccines

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November 29, 2022

Houston, Texas Travel Vaccines

Travel vaccination services for yellow fever, dengue, and other diseases in Houston, Katy (77494), Woodlands (77353), Galveston (77550), and Sugarland (77496), Texas, are available at certified vaccine providers as of November 16, 2022.

Yellow fever vaccination appointments can be requested in the Houston, Texas, area at Vax-Before-Travel. Yellow fever immunity becomes effective about ten days after vaccination.

Yellow Fever Vaccines in Houston, Texas

The single-dose Yellow Fever vaccine YF-Vax® is available at Houston-based clinics and pharmacies. The YF-Vax vaccine generates maximum immunity after ten days. And while it's longer available in the U.S., the Stamaril® (17D-YFV) vaccine is offered in many countries by Sanofi Pasteur.

If you recently had a Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccination, a waiting period of at least four weeks is recommended before getting the yellow fever vaccine.

Known as the 'yellow fever card,' the International Certificates of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) is recognized internationally and may be required to enter certain countries with increased health risks for travelers. The CDC suggests scheduling an appointment one month before traveling internationally. The ICVP is available following vaccination at certified yellow fever vaccination centers.

The WHO's EYE Strategy aims at building a global coalition of countries and partners to tackle this increased risk of Yellow Fever epidemics in a coordinated manner. The Strategy includes three objectives: protect at-risk populations, prevent international spread, and rapidly contain outbreaks. 

As of November 2022, the Dominican Republic's General Immigration Directorate confirmed visitors from Brazil, Colombia, or Venezuela need a yellow fever vaccination certificate to enter the Caribbean Island country. In addition, the U.S. CDC lists areas with a risk of Yellow Fever Virus Transmission in South America and certain countries in Africa.

The U.S. CDC lists countries endemic for the yellow fever virus and may require an ICVP at ports of entry. In addition, since September 2021, nine countries in the WHO African Region have reported human laboratory-confirmed cases of yellow fever.

Vaccine Travel Alerts For Houston, Texas.

As of November 29, 2022, 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, Houston Health Department has issued COVID-19, monkeypox, West Nile virus, and influenza advisories. And Harris County Health and the Texas Department of State Health Services have issued monkeypox alerts.

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration recently confirmed Security Directive 1544-21-03A regarding vaccination requirements remains effective through January 8, 2023.

Travel Vaccines

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

Monkeypox (Jynneos vaccine and TPOXX treatment are U.S. FDA approved): To access local information on availability in Texas, contact a local health department.

Dengue (Dengvaxia may be needed when visiting Puerto Rico, and in Indonesia, the Qdenga vaccine is available)

Hajj and Umrah (several vaccinations are required to enter the Kingdon of Saudi Arabia

Cholera (Vaxchora)

Typhoid vaccines (Vivotif, Typbar TCV)

Malaria (available in Africa)

Measles (MMR, Proquad, Priorix) - 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.

Polio vaccines (IPOL vaccine advised for polio outbreaks in New York City and London)

Tuberculosis Vaccines (BCG)

Travel Vaccine Price

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

Travel Vaccine Counseling Service

Houston area pharmacies deliver yellow fever vaccination advice. In addition, pre-departure travel vaccine advice appointments can be requested at this Vax-Before-Travel link.

Houston Texas Airports

Travel vaccination services are offered at pharmacies and travel clinics near the following airports:

George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (IAH) is located at 2800 N Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032. More than 3.4 million travelers moved through IAH airport in January 2022. IAH is currently experiencing very high TSA screening activity and expects busy days to continue through the summer of 2022.

And located in south Houston at 7800 Airport Blvd, 77061, Southwest Airlines operates from Hobby Airport (HOU).

The 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.' 

Travel Vaccine News 2022

Vax-Before-Travel publishes fact-checked, research-based travel vaccine news curated for mobile readership.

November 14, 2022 - Northern Israel Detects Cholera.

November 4, 2022 - Spain Confirmed Two People were Infected with Avian Influenza.

November 2, 2022 - Travel Alerts Issued For Brazil.

October 26, 2022 - Following approvals from the Texas Department of State Health Services, adults who have completed their COVID-19 primary vaccine series will have the option to receive a COVID-19 Novavax monovalent booster vaccine.

October 3, 2022 - Harris County Public Health recommends that everyone six months of age and older get their flu vaccine, preferably by the end of October.

September 13, 2022 - Harris County Public Health is offering the Moderna and Pfizer bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine at sites across the county.

August 29, 2022 - The Houston Health Department urges people to take precautions against West Nile Virus.

August 28, 2022 - An adult with various severe illnesses who was also presumptive positive for monkeypox died at a Harris County hospital.

August 22, 2022 - Rotavirus Vaccinations for Children in Nigeria.

August 18, 2022 - Access to Malaria Vaccines Increases in Africa.

August 14, 2022 - The U.S. CDC has confirmed measles outbreaks in India, Pakistan, and Africa.

August 10, 2022 - Dengue Travel Advisories Reissued by the U.S. CDC.

August 6, 2022 - New mAbs treatment may be effective at preventing malaria disease.

August 1, 2022 - Polio Samples Linked in New York, Israel, and the UK.

July 25, 2022 - Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever Case Confirmed in Spain.

July 22, 2022 - Monkeypox Outbreak Becomes a Global Concern.

July 21, 2022 - India Requires Quarantine For Unvaccinated Yellow Fever Traveler Returning From Brazil.

July 20, 2022 - South Florida (Miami) Confirms Locally Infected Dengue Patient.

July 18, 2022 - Marburg Disease Vaccine Unavailable for Africa's Latest Outbreak.

July 12, 2022 - Health And Vaccination Plans Were Successful For Hajj 2022.

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