Travel Immunizations

If you plan to travel to a foreign country, be sure to protect your health by getting required and recommended vaccinations.

You can get these at the health department by appointment during these hours:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
1930 Ninth Avenue, Helena
For an appointment, call 406-457-8900

You can learn more about staying healthy and safe while traveling by visiting these websites:

Travelers' Health
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has information about travel health notices, required and recommended vaccinations, how to get medical care while abroad and more.

Travel Health Notices
Find out about travel notices designed to let you know about current health issues related to specific destinations. These issues may arise from disease outbreaks, special events or gatherings, natural disasters, or other conditions that may affect your health.

Travelers' Checklist
The U.S. Department of State helps to prepare you for a safe trip anywhere outside the United States, with this checklist that addresses travel alerts, documents, driving, health and safety, money, insurance and more. You can also learn more about your specific destination.

Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage

A nationwide shortage of yellow fever vaccine may impact Lewis and Clark County residents who plan to travel to another country in the winter of 2017-18. If you have foreign travel plans, please call 406-457-8900 to arrange a travel immunization consultation. We can help you determine which shots you need and provide them for you. Yellow fever vaccine will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until our supplies are gone. You can learn more about travel vaccinations on the CDC website.

Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine

On rare occasions, a Japanese encephalitis vaccination is recommended for foreign travel. Because of the infrequent use and high cost of this vaccine, the public health department does not keep it in stock.  Please call 406-457-8955 to discuss your need for this vaccination before your immunization visit. Prepayment is required.