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  • Phone: 970-328-8840

    Avon
    100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd. 107
    P.O. Box 3419
    Avon, Colorado 81620
    Phone: 970-328-9813

    Eagle
    551 Broadway
    P.O. Box 660
    Eagle, Colorado 81631
    Phone: 970-328-8840

    El Jebel
    0020 Eagle County Drive, Suite E
    El Jebel, Colorado 81623
    Phone: 970-328-9586

    Fax: 855-848-8829
    (all locations)

Eagle County Public Health offers travel preparedness

Contact: Jacquelyn Hammel, Disease Prevention and Control Nurse, 970-328-9816 or jackie.hammel@eaglecounty.us

March 17, 2016 – Eagle County Public Health is now offering pre-travel counseling and immunizations for international travelers to help guard them against illness. Consultations are available by appointment at the department’s Avon office, located at 100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd.

Public health nurses will provide individualized consultation designed to reduce a traveler’s chance of becoming ill by providing recommended immunizations, advising travelers of potential risks to their health, and educating travelers on how to keep from getting sick.

Travelers are advised to schedule appointments one to three months prior to travel and no less than two weeks prior to allow for vaccine effectiveness.  A $30 consultation fee will be charged, with low-cost vaccines available.

According to Jacquelyn Hammel, Disease Prevention and Control Nurse for Eagle County Public Health, travel preparedness is becoming increasingly important as it becomes easier to travel globally. Many popular destinations for locals currently have disease outbreaks, such as Zika virus and Dengue, or carry a higher risk of exposure to other illnesses such as travelers’ diarrhea, malaria, yellow fever, and typhoid fever. “Being informed before you travel and having a plan will help keep you healthy,” said Hammel.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 970-328-9813.