The Hamilton County Health Department is reopening the Adult Travel and Immunization Clinic to the public.
The clinic is located at the health department facility on Street 3. It serves those traveling from and moving to other locations.
As the longest-running and most experienced state-designated Yellow Fever vaccine center in Southeast Tennessee, they serve clients in Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama and other areas.
The Department of Health recommends that anyone interested contact the service at least 4-6 weeks before travel to begin health-related preparations for travel.
Appointments required. On rare occasions, the clinic may be able to accommodate walk-ins. To schedule an appointment call 423-209-8340.
The Travel Clinic is open Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16:00
The clinic serves a variety of clients including:
- Individuals and groups traveling on mission trips
- Persons traveling for educational purposes
- Individuals and families moving to other countries (foreigners)
- Business travelers
- People who travel for pleasure
The Travel Clinic offers the following vaccines for routine and travel indications:
- Hepatitis A (as well as the combined vaccine of Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B “Twinrix”)
- Hepatitis B
- Tetanus-diphtheria (Td)
- Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap contains the Pertussis vaccine)
- Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
- Varicella (chicken pox)
- Meningococcal (Meningitis)
- Hib (Haemophilus Influenza Type B)
- HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)
- Influenza (flu) – available seasonally
- Pneumococcal (Pneumonia)
- Zostavax (herpes)
- Typhoid vaccine – oral and injectable
- Japanese Encephalitis (must be ordered when needed due to cost)
Travel nurses will provide information specific to each country you plan to visit, including:
- Insect concerns – including mosquitoes that can carry malaria, dengue fever, Chikungunya fever or Japanese encephalitis; ticks that can carry tick-borne encephalitis, Lyme disease, or typhoid; black flies, sand flies, tsetse flies and others
- Other health issues, such as the prevalence of tuberculosis and the presence of waterborne parasites
- Food and water precautions
- Rabies risk and treatment
- Current travel advice
- US Embassy contact information and more
The clinic says it will provide a printed report containing information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US State Department.
Her nurses will go over all the relevant facts about recommended and required vaccines and answer any questions you may have.
The clinic offers in-house translators for Spanish speakers. It also provides access to Language Line, a service that can provide translation services over the phone for more than 170 additional languages.
TennCare is accepted under certain conditions at this clinic – although you are encouraged to ask about coverage when you call. Prices are not posted on the website, but they are available upon request.
For information on how to prepare for your visit, or directions to the 3rd St location, click here.