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International Travel and Adoption

Our Infectious Disease specialists provide international health consultations for families traveling abroad, including destination-specific travel precautions, immunizations, and prophylactic medications. We also provide comprehensive care for children adopted internationally, including counseling for families in the adoption process and a comprehensive evaluation of the child upon return to the Austin area.

International Travel Clinic Services:

  • Customized, destination-specific travel health consultations for the entire family
  • All international travel immunizations including:
    • Hepatitis A
    • Hepatitis B
    • Immune Globulin
    • Influenza
    • Japanese Encephalitis
    • Measles-Mumps-Rubella
    • Meningococcus
    • Pertussis
    • Pneumococcal
    • Poliomyelitis
    • Rabies
    • Tetanus/Diphtheria
    • Typhoid (oral or injectable)
    • Yellow Fever (state certified)
    • Varicella
  • Area-specific disease prevention and malaria prophylaxis
  • Food and water precautions
  • Travel Safety & Security Updates
  • Consultations for travelers with special medical needs
  • Post-travel follow-up to complete vaccinations

International Adoption Services:

Pre-Adoption Services:

  • Review of medical records, photos, and videotapes to counsel the adopting parents regarding their child's potential health needs.
  • Pre-travel counseling including vaccinations and prescriptions for all family members.
  • Available by phone and email while abroad.

Post-Adoption Services:

  • A complete physical and developmental examination of child upon arrival to the Austin area.
  • Complete laboratory evaluation for underlying infectious diseases and illnesses seen in internationally adopted children.
  • Dietary assessment and counseling for the family specific to their child's needs.
  • Immediate vaccinations as needed.
  • Referral to a primary care physician in the Austin area after the initial assessment.
  • Referral to additional pediatric specialists, if needed.
  • Social work services available, if needed.

For details regarding international travel consultations or pre- and post-adoption consultations please contact:

(512) 628-1820
travelandadoption@seton.org