The UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center Pediatric Travelers' Health Clinic located in Worcester provides children and adolescents with immunizations and medications to prevent such diseases as hepatitis A, typhoid, yellow fever and malaria. The service also provides children and their parents with education and training on reducing the risk of illness such as travelers' diarrhea during an international trip and information on accessing medical care in remote areas.
Services are tailored to the individual's age, medical history, destination and length of stay, ensuring that every traveler receives age-appropriate information that is specific to a particular country. It is helpful to plan your travel clinic visit a month or more in advance of your trip so you have time to receive all necessary vaccines and take all necessary prevention measures before traveling.
Pediatric travelers' health services include:
- Country-specific information about disease risks and prevention
- Review of disease risks based on travel itinerary
- Information about disease prevention and medications to prevent disease
- Immunization record updates
- Administering immunizations
- Informing the child's primary care provider about immunizations given and medications prescribed
Appointments and Staff
For help in choosing a physician, call 800-431-5151.
To reach the Travelers' Health Clinic on our University Campus, call 774-442-3947.
Pediatric Travelers' Health Clinic Staff
To schedule an appointment, call 774-442-3947.