Congratulations on your participation in the Elon University Study Abroad program. Your course abroad will be a wonderful opportunity to learn in an engaged atmosphere.
An important part of the preparation process for study abroad is looking forward to health related needs. One way to best prepare yourself medically is to review recommended and required for the countries that you may be visiting. As part of the state’s vaccination requirements you may have already received some of these vaccinations; however, there are recommended and required vaccines beyond your initial pre-matriculation vaccinations and some countries require vaccines that are not required in the United States.
Visit the immunizations webpage to learn more about which vaccinations may be required or recommended for your study abroad program.
The University has partnered with Maxim Health systems to offer recommended and required travel vaccinations and vaccinations in a clinic format. This clinic allows you to receive the recommended and required vaccines (or prescriptions for them) on campus. The study abroad vaccination clinic will be conducted on Thursday, November 10, 2011, from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm in McKinnon Hall. Pre-registration is required. Online pre-registration for the study abroad vaccination clinic will begin at 8:00 am on Monday, September 5, 2011 and will run until 5:00 pm on Friday, November 4, 2011.
You may register online for the clinic here.
You will secure your vaccines and schedule the appointment at that time.
Please note that once you have reserved the vaccines you will be financially responsible for the total cost of the vaccines unless you cancel your order and appointment time by 5:00 pm on November 4, 2011, even if you find out you had already received the vaccination in the recent past the order will still need to be canceled in order for you not to be charged.
Prices for the Fall 2011 Travel Clinic
We recommend that you consult with your parents about the vaccines so that you can make an informed decision prior to registration and scheduling an appointment. Payment for the vaccines is due at time of service (cash, check, or MasterCard /Visa) or it can be billed to your student account. The cost for some of the vaccines may be reimbursable by your health insurance carrier or flexible spending account. Neither the University nor Maxim can file insurance claims for you but they will provide documentation so that you or your parents can file for reimbursement from your insurance company or flexible benefits plan.
Some additional points to consider and discuss with your family:
Good luck and best wishes for a wonderful study abroad experience.
Jana Lynn Patterson
Assistant Vice President for Student Life
Director of Student Development