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 vaccinations 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, and sign in with your Elon username and password (if you are off campus use your full Elon email address as your username), to learn more about which vaccinations may be required or recommended for your study abroad program. On this page, you will see the Immunization Request Form as it is shown below. You will be able to select your Winter Term Program, and a list of the recommended vaccines will come up. Once you have looked through the list of recommended vaccines, and all of the information on the page you may order your vaccines by clicking on the boxes next to each vaccine. PLEASE READ THE PAGE CAREFULLY before ordering any recommended vaccines, as there are a number of aspects to consider when ordering vaccines.
The R.N. Ellington Center for Health and Wellness offers recommended and required travel vaccinations and vaccinations in a clinic format. The clinic allows you to receive the recommended and required vaccines (or prescriptions for them) on campus. Pre-registration is required.
The study abroad vaccination clinics will be conducted on:
ONCE YOU HAVE ORDERED A VACCINE YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COST OF THAT VACCINE. The vaccine(s) you request will be ordered and ready for you during your scheduled appointment at the vaccination clinic. If you fail to make your scheduled appointment, you will still be responsible for the cost of the vaccine(s). The cost of the vaccinations will be added to your Elon account. You must contact our office for instructions on how to receive your vaccinations at a later date should you miss your appointment.
Once you have completed the process of registering for your vaccine(s) you will be sent an email confirmation of the vaccine(s) ordered, and the time of your appointment.
PLEASE NOTE: FOR THOSE TRAVELING TO GHANA THE YELLOW FEVER VACCINE IS COMPULSORY AS STATED BY THE CDC.
We recommend that you consult 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. The university cannot 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.
R.N. Ellington Center for Health and Wellness
Phone: (336) 278-7230
Fax: (336) 538-6506
Mail: 2040 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244