The Travel and Immunization Clinic is the TRUSTED ONE STOP DESTINATION for all of your travel health needs.
We offer the widest variety of travel vaccines available in the Kansas City metropolitan area at prices that are lower than most other vaccine providers.
Our physician owned and managed clinic has been serving clients in the Kansas City area since 1986. Dr. Stephen Scherer, MD, the clinic’s medical director since 2001, has practiced as an Internal Medicine specialist for over 25 years in this community. The Travel and Immunization Clinic’s primary mission is to protect clients from the health risks associated with international travel. Dr. Scherer and his team of specialized travel medicine RNs comprise the region’s most respected and trusted travel health clinic. We serve leisure travelers, business travelers, mission groups, disaster aid workers, adventure travelers, students studying abroad and others who wish to protect their health during any worldwide journey.
The Travel and Immunization Clinic is conveniently located on the southeast corner of I-435 and Roe Avenue in Overland Park at 4550 West 109th Street. This location allows easy access from anywhere in the Kansas City area.
Why choose the Travel and Immunization Clinic?
You may ask, “Why do I need to visit the Travel and Immunization Clinic when I could go to my own doctor to get my shots?”
The answer is simple: Most family doctors are not as experienced or equipped with the detailed knowledge necessary to make accurate travel health recommendations as is our team of travel specialists at The Travel and Immunization Clinic. Travel medicine is a complex field and has now become a true medical specialty. Travel medicine is performed best by those who practice that specialty exclusively. In addition, your primary care physician will not have all of the exotic vaccines required to prevent travel illnesses such as Typhoid fever, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, polio or rabies.
A comprehensive assessment gathers specific information regarding:
- Personal health history
- Prior immunizations
- Prior travel
- Current Travel itinerary
- Climate and altitude at your destinations
- Travel and lodging conditions
- Seasonal disease-bearing insect activity
- Rural vs. urban location of planned activities and excursions
This information then allows us to provide advice about the necessary immunizations, medications and travel products that will be helpful in ensuring a healthy trip.
In addition to the verbal information provided during your office consultation, each traveler will receive printed fact sheets containing the most current status of active health risks, basic country facts and U.S. State Department advisories and helpful contact information for each destination on the itinerary. We will also provide you with vaccination documentation certifications and special exemption letters as appropriate.
Immunizations, Prescriptions & Lab Tests
During your office visit, the clinic staff will provide the recommend vaccinations and prescriptions for any necessary travel related medications. All vaccines for routine preventative health needs as well as those necessary for international travel health—even exotic ones such as polio, typhoid, Yellow Fever Japanese Encephalitis, and rabies vaccines—are available in our office. See our full list of vaccines here.
It is often appropriate to prescribe preventative and/or treatment medications for altitude illness, motion sickness, malaria, traveler’s diarrhea, jet lag and traveler’s insomnia. With both physician and R.N. members on our staff, our clinic is able to write prescriptions during your office visit—unlike the local Health Department clinics, which do not have a physician available to write medication prescriptions. When appropriate, our physician can also order and interpret any necessary lab and x-ray testing.
Travel products and supplies
For your convenience, our clinic provides on-site many essential travel products for all your travel health needs. All items have been selected and approved by the clinic’s medical director, a board certified Internal Medicine physician, and by the International Society of Travel Medicine. See a list of our travel related products.
College-bound students & International Aid Workers
Students can obtain meningitis vaccinations and any other immunizations they may require for college entrance. A more comprehensive assessment and all necessary immunizations are available for the traveling disaster aid worker or students preparing to study abroad.
Safety and Political Advisories
As part of the pre-travel office visit, the travel health specialists will provide you with detailed printouts of active travel risks on a country specific basis.
Through the Travel and Immunization Clinic, you can apply for the appropriate travel insurance for your trip, to further protect your investment. We have partnered with MedexAssist to provide our clients with TravMed Abroad coverage.
For the traveler’s convenience, we carry travel health products that may be difficult to find elsewhere. These carefully selected, useful products are approved by the International Society of Travel Medicine and further enhance the traveler’s level of protection from disease.
- Insect Repellent Lotion (skin)
- Permethrin Spray (clothing and equipment)
- Antimicrobial Wipes
- Mosquito Netting
- Water Purification Tablets
- Hand Sanitizers
- Oral Rehydration Salts
- Travel Health Publications
We provide a full array of immunizations for both travelers and non-travelers, as well as routine, preventative vaccinations, screenings, and travel-related health consultations. Click any of the items below to learn more about the vaccines we administer at the Travel and Immunization Clinic.
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis A plus B combo
- Influenza (both tri and quadrivalent)
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Mumps-Measles-Rubella (MMR)
- Shingles (Zoster)
- T B Skin Testing
- Typhoid injection
- Typhoid oral
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- Yellow Fever