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Boston Children's Hospital's Travel and Geographic Medicine Clinic provides comprehensive pre-travel services for international travelers, both adults and children. If you are planning a family trip abroad, our clinic will ensure your child receives all appropriate immunizations and medications.

Plan ahead

Appointments are recommended as soon as you know when you are traveling in order to complete all necessary travel immunizations and counseling. Vaccines should be received at least four to six weeks before travel. To schedule an appointment, please call 617-355-5945 or email us at

Planning a family trip? How we can help

Our Travel and Geographic Medicine Clinic provides a broad array of services, including:

  • travel immunizations
  • preventive medicine
  • information about illness prevention while traveling
  • information about injury prevention and travel safety
  • medications and immunizations, including yellow fever and typhoid
  • pediatric dosing of anti-malarial medications