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The Elson Student Health Center is a fully accredited health care facility that provides you with high quality, confidential health care. Our goals are to help you maintain your health through education and prevention and to restore your health when necessary by treatment of illness, injury, or stress.

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Attention all students anticipating international travel in the near future

The CDC has issued a health advisory for travel to certain countries that have experienced recent polio outbreaks. These countries include Cameroon, Pakistan, Syria, Afghanistan, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Israel, Somalia, and Nigeria. The CDC is recommending that anyone with plans to travel to these areas receive a polio booster vaccination to protect against polio infection. In addition, anyone staying in any of these affected countries for more than 4 weeks may be required to provide proof of a polio booster within 4 weeks to twelve months prior to departure from that country. This booster should be documented in the yellow International Certificate of Vaccination in order to avoid delays in transit or forced vaccination in country.

If you are traveling to any of these areas, please get a polio booster vaccine if you have not received one in the 12 months preceding your anticipated return to the U.S. If you are eligible for Student Health services, you can make an appointment to receive the vaccine at Student Health: link Healthy Hoos. If you have received a polio booster, you can obtain a copy of your immunization record via the Healthy Hoos portal as well. If you are not eligible for Student Health services, please contact your local health department or physician's office.

For more information on this health advisory, please visit the CDC website.

We wish you safe travels!