Although Westcoast Connection / 360° Student Travel considers health conditions in choosing program locations, we are not experts in assessing the need for vaccinations or other medical issues. We have no specialized knowledge of health hazards and each participant is responsible for verifying health conditions of a destination. Parents are responsible for conducting their own independent investigation through the U.S. State Department, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization or other sources, should they have any concerns about program location, and to consider other pertinent health information. We recommend you follow the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and consult with your physician for current immunizations and medication required for travelers overseas. These recommendations may change from time to time. We are always happy to discuss current recommendations with you.
For programs in Ecuador and Peru, we travel to higher altitudes and recommend that anybody with a history of difficulty traveling and adjusting to altitude change consider this factor in choosing a program.
Australia • Canada • Costa Rica • Ecuador & Galapagos • Europe (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain & Switzerland) • New Zealand • Peru • South Africa • Thailand • USA
Check with your physician that you are up-to-date on what are often referred to as routine vaccines for influenza, chickenpox, polio, MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella) and DPT. There have been increased episodes of measles internationally so it is important to keep current. We also recommend that your tetanus be up-to-date.