James M. Adams, RS, MPH
E.S. Chong, MD
Diane Thompson, RN, MSN
Director of Nursing
Seasonal Flu Program
Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS
Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH)
Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP)
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Canton City Health Department
420 Market Avenue, North
Canton, OH 44702
Thursday: 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. by appointment only
Immunizations and education provided for travelers to other countries.
Fee for service. Acceptable payment methods include cash, check, Discover, MasterCard or Visa. No residency requirement.
Required Forms for Vaccinations
Please click on the link(s) below if you have already scheduled, or are planning to schedule, an appointment with the Canton City Health Department. On the day of the appointment, adults must bring the completed Adult Travel Clinic form(s) and any other available immunization record. Children MUST HAVE the Child Travel Clinic form(s) AND their childhood immunization record. A travel clinic form must be completed and brought to each appointment. Remember to bring your immunization record card with you to each appointment.
Travel recommendations - www.cdc.gov/travel
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call the Nursing Division at (330) 489-3322.
Planning for Healthy Travel
International travelers can take a number of simple steps to avoid potential health problems before, during, and after travel. International travelers should contact their physicians, local health departments, or private or public agencies to receive current health information on the countries they plan to visit at least 4-6 weeks before travel. At that time, schedule an appointment to obtain vaccinations, recommended medications and to address any special needs.
Travelers should be aware of the occurrence of any disease outbreaks in their international destinations. Current travel notices on diseases of international concern are posted on the Travelers' Health home page on the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/travel.
The only vaccine required by International Health Regulations is yellow fever vaccination for travel to certain countries in sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America. Meningococcal vaccination is required by the government of Saudi Arabia for annual travel during the Hajj.
These vaccines are recommended to protect travelers from illnesses present in other parts of the world and to prevent the importation of infectious diseases across international borders. Which vaccinations you need depends on a number of factors including your destination, whether you will be spending time in rural areas, the season of the year in which you are traveling, your age, health status, and previous immunizations.