Jefferson University Hospitals


Rabies vaccination is not a requirement for entry into any country. However, a preexposure immunization may be recommended for persons traveling to the developing countries of Africa, Asia and Central and South America, where rabies is not well-controlled.

If you are planning to travel outside of the United States, it is extremely important to talk with a travel medicine specialist as far in advance of your trip as possible. For expert help regarding rabies, turn to Travel Medicine Services at Jefferson. Our services are comprehensive and convenient. Based on where you plan to journey, we can advise you of the precautions you should take and administer the needed vaccinations – all in one visit to our Center City Philadelphia office. During your visit, our team will also provide helpful hints to keep you healthy before and during your trip.

Making an appointment

Although it's ideal to schedule your appointment six to eight weeks before your departure date, if you're leaving sooner, please don't assume you cannot or should not seek care. Appointments for Travel Medicine Services are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. To schedule a consultation, please call 215-955-0860.