Travel Medicine

Travel medicine services for adults and children

Stay healthy while traveling

Dr. Briggs started practicing travel medicine more than 15 years ago when some of his pediatric patients travelled to other countries and needed protection against yellow fever, typhoid fever, malaria, and other diseases that we rarely see in the U.S. Now he offers these services to patients of all ages.
Dr. Briggs started practicing travel medicine

To find out if you need yellow fever vaccine or malaria prophylaxis for your travel destination, click on the link below: 

Travel medicine services provided

  • Yellow fever immunization and certificate. Click on the following link for information about yellow fever vaccine:

  • Travel shots against typhoid, measles-mumps-rubella, chickenpox, tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis, polio, hepatitis A and B, Japanese encephalitis, rabies, meningococcal meningitis, and influenza
  • Malaria chemoprophylaxis (medication to prevent malaria)
  • Medication to prevent altitude sickness
  • Medication to prevent motion sickness
  • Travel counseling specific for your destination
Our travel medicine services are preventative only, and do not include diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases or conditions. For this, patients should see their primary care doctor.


If you are planning a trip, it is best to call at least 6 weeks ahead of time to schedule an appointment. Please provide as much detail about your itinerary as possible. We will e-mail or send you information on recommended vaccines and a health history questionnaire to be completed before your appointment. Certain vaccines, such as rabies and Japanese encephalitis, need to be ordered ahead of time.


We charge only for the visit (travel counseling services and prescription of chemoprophylaxis) and for the immunizations. There are no extra or hidden charges. We give a self-pay discount if you have no insurance, or if your insurance does not cover these services. Call us at 561-4459 if you have any questions.

For more information

You can find more information on travel immunizations, diseases and travel destinations on the Centers for Disease Control website:

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