Tampa Travel Vaccines
Tampa, Florida Travel Vaccines
Pre-departure travel vaccine appointments in Tampa (33624) & Brandon, Hillsborough County, Clearwater, Pinellas County, and Wesley Chapel, Pasco County, Florida, for yellow fever, polio, measles, and other vaccine-preventable diseases can be requested at this Vax-Before-Travel link.
Yellow Fever Vaccine in Tampa, Florida
Yellow Fever (Stamaril, YF-Vax) vaccinations, yellow fever cards, and advice are offered in Tampa, Florida. Yellow fever vaccination generates durable immunity after ten days. Proof of previous yellow fever vaccination is required by about thirty countries, including Africa and South America (Brazil), and encouraged by the U.S. CDC.
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. However, if the yellow fever vaccine is needed before the four-week period, an additional MMR vaccine should be discussed with your healthcare provider.
The International Certificates of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) is available at certified yellow fever vaccination centers following immunization. ICVPs eliminate documentation issues as they are checked at points of entry (airport, cruise) to a country and challenged for meeting the WHO standard.
Travel Vaccine Services
Travel vaccination clinics such as Passport Health - Tampa, Clearwater (33760), and Wesley Chapel ( 33544) offer pre-departure travel vaccination advice and services in the Hillsborough County area.
Travel Alerts For The Tampa, Florida Area
As of September 19, 2022, neither the U.S. CDC, the Health Advisory Network, nor the U.S. Department of State had issued an Advisory focused on Tampa, Florida.
Previously, the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County (DOH-Hillsborough) had issued COVID-19, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, monkeypox, and influenza advisories. And the Florida Department of Health issued various alerts, such as meningococcal, on August 2022.
Travel vaccinations include but are not limited to the following vaccines:
Monkeypox (ACAM2000, Jynneos, and the U.S. FDA-approved treatment TPOXX) - The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County is offering the Jynneos vaccine by appointment only.
Measles (Proquad, Priorix, MMR) There are measles outbreaks in various countries in Asia and Africa.
Hajj and Umrah (in addition to COVID-19, Meningitis and Polio vaccinations may be required.)
Polio (IPOL, 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.)
Malaria (Mosquirix RTSS/AS01; Africa-only)
Chikungunya (VLA1553 pending approval in 2023)
Note: The CDC published updated 'Best Vaccination Practices Guidance of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' on September 8, 2022.
Travel vaccine prices, including the yellow fever vaccine, and discount information are listed at InstantRx™.
Tampa International Aiport
The newly enhanced Tampa International Airport is located about six miles west of Downtown Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida.
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.
October 19, 2022 - Wastewater sewage samples can provide insights into polio circulation
September 16, 2022 - Australia has confirmed two imported measles cases in 2022.
September 13, 2022 - The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County advises residents and visitors that there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in the northwestern county. Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been detected in two horses, heightening the risk of transmission to humans.
September 4, 2022 - San Miguel de Tucumán in Argentina has confirmed pneumonia cases.
June 17, 2022 - Contrary to disinformation circulating, the vaccine ordering process has not changed in Florida. COVID-19 vaccine ordering – including for the 6-month to 5-year age group – has always been available to providers.
April 7, 2022 - The Florida Department of Health is responding to an outbreak of the meningococcal disease in Florida. However, it can be prevented and treated. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against meningococcal disease.