If you are planning travel outside of the United States, don't wait to look into immunization! Travel vaccinations take a minimum of four to six weeks to complete, so make arrangements to receive the immunizations you need as soon as you can. Hamilton County Public Health provides routine immunizations, but does not provide travel immunizations. Please see below for clinics where you may make arrangements to receive travel immunizations.
The first priority is to ensure you and your family are up to date on your routine vaccinations. These vaccines are necessary for protection from diseases that are still common in many parts of the world even though they rarely occur in the United States. For links to the latest routine vaccine recommendations, see the Adult and Childhood Immunization pages.
The second priority is to go to the CDC Traveler's Health Website to get a list of recommended vaccinations for the country or countries you will be visiting. These vaccines are recommended to protect travelers from illnesses present in other parts of the world and to prevent the importation of infectious diseases across international borders. Which vaccinations you need depends on a number of factors including your destination, whether you will be spending time in rural areas, the season of the year you are traveling, your age, health status, and previous immunizations.
The only vaccine required by International Health Regulations is yellow fever vaccination for travel to certain countries in sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America. Meningococcal vaccination is required by the government of Saudi Arabia for annual travel during the Hajj.
If you are looking for clinics that can vaccinate you for travel outside of the United States, you can use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's listing of Yellow Fever Vaccination Clinics. These clinics can provide you with the vaccinations you need for travel as well as Yellow Fever vaccinations if necessary.
You may also call the following clinics for more information and to make appointments:
1 Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY 13326
607-547-3273 Ext. 3390
St. Mary's Hospital Occupational Health Department
4988 State Highway 30
Amsterdam, NY 12020
Saratoga County Public Health
31 Woodlawn Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Warren County Public Health
International Immunization Travel Clinic
Ellis Hospital Occupational Health
1101 Nott Street
Schenectady, NY 12308
Oneida County Public Health
406 Elizabeth Street
Utica, NY 13501