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Travel Medicine Program

The UC Merced Travel Medicine Program offers UC Merced employees (including student-employees) traveling for international business the following services at no cost to the traveler, grant, or department:

  • Pre-travel consulation which includes:

    • Administration of all necessary vaccines *Based on availability*

    • Travel-related prescriptions

    • Post-travel consultation

      • Travel illness diagnosis and treatment


To schedule a travel exam, call Occupational Health at 209-228-0100.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends being up-to-date on all routine vaccines and making an appointment with a healthcare provider or a travel health specialist at least 4 weeks before your departure to provide destination-specific vaccines, medicines, and other healthcare recommendations.  However, even getting a consultation 1-3 weeks before travel can be helpful.  

The CDC also recommends: